Definition of foul ball in English:

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foul ball



A ball struck so that it falls or will fall outside the lines extending from home plate past first and third bases. A foul ball that is not caught counts as a strike against the batter, unless it would be the third strike. The exception is a bunted foul ball, which can be a third strike. Compare with foul tip.
Example sentences
  • My dad caught a foul ball in the third inning, and my dad's friend later took my brother down to the Yankees' dugout and had the ball autographed by the team.
  • With one out in the ninth and the strikeout total at 25, the next batter hit a high foul ball between first and home plate.
  • White Sox hitters were consistently late on the fastball, hitting four foul balls in the inning.

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Syllabification: foul ball

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