Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having balls or weights which fly outward from the action of centrifugal force as they are revolved.

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Examples

  • The first test will come Tuesday, when Young pitches at Citizens Bank Park, a place that can be unkind to fly-ball pitchers.

    The Best Optical Illusion in Baseball

  • Alderson said the Mets have studied fly-ball data since Citi Field opened in 2009 and tried to predict how each proposed change would impact the team on the field.

    Citi Field May Get Cozier

  • Alderson said the Mets have studied fly-ball data since Citi Field opened in 2009 and have tried to predict how each proposed change would impact the team on the field.

    Mets Weigh Hitter-Friendly Changes at Citi Field

  • LOUIS—Since it opened in 2009, Citi Field has been a graveyard for home runs, confounding power hitters and offering a haven for fly-ball pitchers.

    Citi Field May Get Cozier

  • In studying fly-ball data from the last three years, the Mets estimated that if the new dimensions had been in place the entire time, the Mets would have hit 81 more home runs and allowed an additional 70.

    Mets Fans, Welcome to Citi Field 2.0

  • Martinez and Happ are fly-ball pitchers who could get tagged in either park, but Happ had a solid outing against the Yankees in May.

    Yankees and Phillies on track for a tight Series

  • The other outs were both in the air (a soft liner to center and a lazy fly to left), which is noteworthy because Strasburg has had entire starts with no fly-ball outs whatsoever.

    Strasburg live-blog: Return to Syracuse

  • TAG UP v.: to advance to the next base after a fly-ball out.

    Home Of The Brave

  • SACRIFICE FLY: fly-ball out that advances a runner.

    BLASTIN’ THE BLUES

  • TAG UP V.: to advance to the next base after a fly-ball out.

    BLASTIN’ THE BLUES

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