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  • noun A baseball field.


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ball +‎ yard


  • He came to the "ballyard," as he called it, toting a shopping bag filled with fans 'cards and letters that he'd answer between innings.

    Longtime Tigers Broadcaster Harwell Dead at 92

  • Kevin Kenney, 40, from Montauk, Long Island, paused in front of Yankee Stadium to snap a photo of the grand, old ballyard across the street.

    Dealing with the death of old Yankee Stadium

  • When the University of California, Berkeley announced this fall it was cutting funding for its venerable 118-year-old baseball team, the program was a money-sucking sponge that drew few fans and even fewer sponsors to its no-frills campus ballyard.

    The Cal Baseball Resurrection

  • Yankee captain Derek Jeter had the worst year of his career, CC Sabathia got smacked all around the ballyard, and Alex Rodriguez stood and took a called third strike to end the season.

    The Joyful Sound of Highfliers Crashing

  • Playing an afternoon game, followed by a game under the lights an hour or two away, was standard operating procedure for the black guys, but hopping on a bus and rushing to another ballyard must have been a strange experience for the white players.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • The United Press estimated that ten thousand Iowans swarmed the Van Meter High ballyard for the exhibition game.3 Again, Bob pitched for both the Adel nine and the Kingsbury Beer squad from Des Moines, fanning twelve of fourteen batters, many of whom he had known growing up.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • Berra voiced over a salute to the old ballyard and it was finally time to play ball.

  • I live on the Embarcadero, a block from the ballyard, where the torch run was set to commence.

    Christine Pelosi: Liveblogging the Torch of Shame

  • But the only thing that counts more than social and ideological compatibility in tapping an ownership group for the ballyard equivalent of Skull and Bones is cash on the barrel head.

    Walter Shapiro: Driving Bush Bats

  • A-Rod's position — one he has enjoyed since he was an 18-year-old phenom — is the proverbial cat's meow in a ballyard full of tuna. - Rodriguez finally makes up his mind


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