south bay reapers vintage base ball club

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Vintage Base Ball Lingo

  • Ace or Tally - run; crossing home base
  • Apple, pill, horsehide, onion - the ball
  • Artist - proficient player
  • Baller, Ballist - player
  • Basetender - an infielder
  • Bench - manager or coach
  • Blind - no score
  • Blooper, banjo hit - weak fly ball
  • Boodler - ungentlemanly maneuver
  • Bound - bounce
  • Bowler, hurler, thrower, feeder - pitcher
  • Club, Nine - team
  • Cranks - fans
  • Daisy Cutter - sharp grounder
  • Dead or Hand Dead - put out or batter out
  • Dew Drop - slow pitch
  • Dish - home plate
  • Foul tic - foul ball
  • Four Baser - homerun
  • Ginger - enthusiastic play
  • Ground - field
  • Huzzah! - hooray
  • Leg it - run swiftly
  • Match - game
  • Midfielder - centerfielder
  • Muckle - power hitter
  • Muff or Duff - error
  • Muffin - enthusiastic but unskilled player
  • Pitcher's Point - pitchers mound or rubber
  • Player Dead - out
  • Pluck - fine strike or play
  • Rover - shortstop
  • Scouts - outfielders
  • Show a little ginger - play harder or smarter
  • Sky Ball, Skyer - flyball
  • Sky scraper - A high Pop Fly
  • Stinger - hard hit ball
  • Stir your stumps - run fast/hustle
  • Striker - hitter
  • Striker to the line - batter up
  • Talleykeeper - scorekeeper
  • Three Hands Dead - 3 outs, side retired
  • Whitewash - team held scoreless for a match or at-bat
  • Willow ? bat

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