can of corn. A high, easy-to-catch, fly ball hit to the outfield. The phrase is said to have originated in the nineteenth-century and relates to an old-time grocer’s method of getting canned goods down from a high shelf.
White Sox broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson likes to use the phrase these days, and Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber is credited for using it first as one of his signature catchphrases when he started broadcasting Brooklyn Dodgers games in 1939.
A “can of corn” in baseball is when a batter hits an easy fly ball to an outfielder. A “can of corn” fly ball is so easy to catch, that it is a guaranteed out.
It’s called cheese because cheese is easy to slice through. Cheese is a fastball that is easy to hit. Cheese is a fastball that is easy to hit.
One of the early nicknames of the curveball was Uncle Charlie, or sometimes, Lord Charles. This was derived from the name of Harvard President Charles Elliot, who was opposed to the adoption of the curveball and considered it to be cheating.
A “can of corn” is an easy-to-catch flyball, usually hit high and into the outfield. A typical synonym for “can of corn” is “routine flyball.”
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In the early days of baseball, Hot Stove Season referred to an actual baseball season: Hot Stove Leagues, in which MLB players would stay in shape by playing baseball in their hometowns while staying warm with actual hot stoves.
a fly ball that is so easy to catch that the fielder need only stand under the falling ball and let it drop into their glove: That’s the third straight can of corn off a Yankee bat tonight, and the Toronto outfield is not complaining.
Rule 2.00 defines the Infield Fly as, “a fair fly ball (not including a line drive or a bunt) which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort, when first and second, or first, second, and third bases are occupied before two are out.
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It is the part of the ear on which the kernels grow. The ear is also considered a “cob” or “pole” but it is not fully a “pole” until the ear is shucked, or removed from the plant material around the ear.
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Cookie: An easily hittable pitch. Crooked number: A team’s inning run total greater than zero or one.
Another Word for Cheese
As baseball terms evolve now and then, some also call cheese, cheddar or ched. Accordingly, the pitchers throw a cheese, ched, or cheddar by throwing the baseball at a speed of 95 to 100 mph.
An oppo taco is a home run that is hit to the opposite side of the field from where the batter is standing.
An illegal pitch may be quick pitch (i.e. a pitch made before the batter is properly set in the batter’s box), a pitch made while the pitcher is not in contact with the pitching rubber, or one in which he takes an extra step while making his delivery.
When a pitcher crowds a batter with a pitch, he is often said to be in the hitter’s “kitchen”. This expression is as old as baseball itself. If a batter got jammed and broke his bat, older players used to say, “He got in his kitchen and broke a few dishes.” Or, “He rattled a few pots-n-pans in Pujols’ kitchen.”
In 1869, the newspaper described Phonney Martin as an “extremely hard pitcher to hit for the ball never comes in a straight line, but in a tantalizing curve.”
A cement mixer happens in baseball when the pitcher releases the ball with his entire hand while facing the batter. The axis, which the ball rotates, must face the hitter when doing this pitch.
A slang term used in baseball to describe an impressive fastball; comes from the cheese baseball term; commonly seen abbreviated as “ched.”
Children of the Corn (advertised as Stephen King’s Children of the Corn) is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film based upon Stephen King’s 1977 short story of the same name.
The “meat (of the order)” is the middle of the lineup, usually the strongest hitters. A rookie, popularized by the baseball movie, Bull Durham; implies more brawn than brain. An easy out, typically evident during a strikeout. A baserunner easily thrown out at a base. Throwing hand, typically meaning a pitcher’s.
Here are some more famous quotes from baseball players through the years. “When you start the game, they don’t say “Work ball!” They say, “Play ball!”” – Willie Stargell. “ “The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.” – Jackie Robinson.