When a pitcher hits a hitter with a pitch, this is referred to as a strike. Anyone on the squad who isn't a pitcher is referred to as a position player. Judy and Punch A hitter is someone who does not hit the ball consistently. A powerless hitter. Punch means bullet/grape shot. Thus, "to punch" a guy is to shoot him in the arm or leg with a gun. In baseball, a pitcher who can also hit performs this role on the team.
He can do this because pitchers have no power whatsoever - they are completely dependent on speed and location of the pitch to get hitters out. If a pitcher has good control of his pitches, he will be able to hit certain batters to force them into making bad decisions that will help his team win games.
In addition to being able to pitch, some players can bat well enough to contribute from time to time. The batting order for each game is determined by who is playing where on the field at any given moment. So, even if a pitcher doesn't get a chance to pitch, he might still get a hit. Or, conversely, even if a pitcher does get a chance to pitch, he might still fail to get anyone out.
As long as they don't hit anything, pitchers can take as many deep breaths as they want before going back out there again!
A slap hitter is a left-handed batter who is known as baseball's "secret weapon" due to the pressure it puts on defenders. The batter attempts to hit the ball on an infield far from where he wants to go, which is an aggressive baseball and softball strategy. Since most slaps are hit toward first base or the pitcher's mound, this type of hitter causes problems for defenders who aren't ready for such hits.
The first modern slap hitter was George Bradley, who played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to 1952. Before him, there had been several other slap-hitting first basemen including Joe DiMaggio, who was famous for his power hitting style, and Roy Campanella, who used more of a batting eye than Bradley but still managed to hit about.300 every year from 1944 to 1949. During this time period, there were only two seasons when someone else besides a Dodger hit at least 20 slaps. The first one was in 1945 when Bobby Thomson of the Philadelphia Phillies hit 105 balls hard. The second one was in 1949 when Billy Martin of the Chicago White Sox hit 100 balls hard.
After Bradley, no one else really tried this strategy until 1985, when Mark McGwire hit 70 slaps out of the Los Angeles Cardinals' lineup. This mark was eventually broken by Rafael Palmeiro of the Houston Astros in 1998 (77 hits).
This is a word used in baseball and softball to denote the hitter who bats following the batter who is currently on-deck. 2. An unfavorable count for either a pitcher or a batter is sometimes referred to by this word. 3. A batter may be given the honor of hitting after another batter has been retired because of safety concerns or when there are an odd number of players left in the batting order.
Batter-up means that the next player up will be allowed to hit instead of the current batter. If the manager wants to give some other player a chance, he can say "Batter up" to signal that player that he is now going to get a chance to hit.
In baseball, a batter cannot score while he is on base. In order for him to score, someone must touch first base before he does. The only time a batter would be able to score directly from the third base line is if a home run is hit. The ball would have to cross the field past first base before it could be touched by anyone else (including runners trying to advance more than one base at a time).
As long as nobody commits any fouls during their turns at bat, each player is entitled to one fair ball per inning they are in.
A hit happens when a batter strikes the ball into fair territory and advances to second base without using an error or a fielder's choice. A hit can be scored by any member of the team not involved in the batting order. A single, for example, is scored by anyone who reaches first base safely even though it may have been possible to score more than one run with two outs. A double is scored by anyone who reaches second base safely. And so on.
In baseball, there are several ways for a batter to reach second base. He can hit a single, which scores one run; he can hit a double, which scores two runs; or he can hit a triple, which scores three runs. A batter cannot reach second base on an error or a fielder's choice because those events end the inning. However, he did reach second base on a passed ball once in the history of the game. That happened on April 17, 1894, when John McGraw was pitching for the New York Giants against the Chicago Pirates. The pitch that got him to second base was called a wild pitch. Although McGraw later said he wasn't sure if he had actually reached second base on the passed ball, he did get credit for it at the time because the official scorer didn't think it was worth arguing about.