Definitions

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  • noun Alternative form of ground ball.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground

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Examples

  • That's a 33% savings over the monthly price! given that so called groundball pitchers would probably want to get the groundball in most normal situations, their approach probably wouldn't change when it is a dp situation. perhaps comparing their gb ratios in dp situations with those in runner on third situations would better showcase the results of situational pitching.

    Baseball Prospectus

  • With that kind of groundball rate, that skill set works.

    Royals Review

  • To some, all the groundball base hits were proof that this offense is multi-dimensional.

    Balls Take Yankee Bounce

  • At 12:01 a.m. on October 21, 2004, New York batsman Rubén Sierra hit a routine groundball to second baseman Pokey Reese, who threw to first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz for the final putout of a dominant 10-3 victory.

    One Season

  • Outfielder Corey Brown sprained his left ankle this afternoon after sliding into a New York Mets catcher while trying to score on a groundball to first by Bryce Harper.

    Corey Brown's sprained ankle not a 'huge concern'

  • This spring he's needed 70 pitches in seven innings, and today he induced eight groundball outs.

    Jason Marquis's efficiency, Danny Espinosa's big day, Todd Coffey's dominance

  • In baseball though, the boy played flawlessly, often reaching second safely on a lazy groundball hit to the second baseman.

    A Boy Who Looks Like Horses, or A Horse Who Looks Like Boys

  • We have a lot of groundball pitchers, so it's a point of emphasis.

    Diamondbacks put emphasis on defense

  • At 12:01 a.m. on October 21, 2004, New York batsman Rubén Sierra hit a routine groundball to second baseman Pokey Reese, who threw to first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz for the final putout of a dominant 10-3 victory.

    One Season

  • He gave up loads of fly balls - his 39.3-percent groundball rate was sixth-lowest in the NL - but he gave up just 64 extra-base hits, which was 18th among qualifying pitchers.

    Can Livan Hernandez do it again?

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