Itâ€™s important for all baseball players to be aware of the different terms used in the game. There are nearly over one hundred different baseball terms that you could learn but there are some in particular which are most important to remember. These are the most commonly used terms in baseball and those you should be familiar with. There are a few baseball terms in particular that are important to learn.
Ace is a term used to describe a teamâ€™s best starting pitcher, the pitcher which the coach typically puts in at the beginning of a game. The term backdoor slider refers to a tricky sort of pitch, one that appears to be heading for outside of the strike zone at first. Itâ€™s hard for hitters at the position theyâ€™re at and with the pitch coming so fast to tell whether or not the ball will stay in the strike zone or not. If you hear the term bing-bang play used it means that a fielder has caught a ball near his belt level, a tricky catch because the ball was caught below waist level.
The term caught looking refers to batters being caught out on strikes. Fungo is a funky baseball term, one that is used to describe a ball hit to a fielder during practice. This is one of the most basic baseball drills in practice which helps to warm the players up and get them ready for a game. The term homer refers to a home run and in some cases you can tell itâ€™s a homer before the ball has even hit the ground.
When a player hits a ball that goes so far itâ€™s automatically a home run, the term homer is used. Pepper is another type of drill that works well to get players warmed up before a game. To have players pepper you need to have one who is the designated pitcher and who is going to bunt grounds to teammates while standing about twenty feet away. The term that is used for left-handed pitchers is southpaw.
Remember, this is just an example of the many different baseball terms that are used on a regular basis. It may seem a bit overwhelming at first just because of the massive number of terms, but as you begin to learn the different baseball terms youâ€™ll start to feel much more comfortable with the game. Every player needs to be able to communicate properly with their coaches and team members. These baseball terms help you to get along with your teammates during the game and have your best game every time.