from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseball A batted ball that rolls or bounces along the ground.
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- n. A batted ball that bounces one or more times on the infield; a grounder.
- n. A ball that is temporarily lying on the ground during play.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
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“Jorge Orta never got acquainted with his glove, and he never met a ground ball he liked.”
But on the thirteenth, a birdie hole, par five and only 508 yards, I hit a humiliating ground ball off the tee, a ball that by all the laws of fairness should have bounded down and down into the woods on the left side, unfindable, unsalvageable.
From the perfect lie on the Villa dEstes well-groomed first fairway, I hit a shot I had not managed to hit on the range that morning, a severely yanked ground ball that bounced and skittered and then tumbled sideways into the rough, side hill.
Moving slowly along the infield grass of a brisk November evening, the ground ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino took forever to reach second baseman Robinson Cano.
After inducing a ground ball for the second out, Robertson proceeded to walk the next two batters, Hank Conger and Peter Bourjos, to make it suddenly interesting.
On the down-sloping par-three second I hit a pathetic ground ball off the tee.
He threw 142 pitches, the Sox threw two runners out at home, Jim Rice hit his 43rd home run, and Jack Brohamer made the final out of the game on a check swing ground ball by John Mayberry—just the kind of slow roller that Hobson had been throwing into the stands.
Guidry gave Scott a high fastball on the outside corner, and Scott was happy to see it; he poked a ground ball past Fred Stanley into right field.