List of baseball jargon (Y)

List of baseball jargon (Y)

yacker/yakker

:A curveball with a big break.

yank

:To pull a fair ball down the foul line. "Damian Miller then yanked a double just inside the third-base bag and down the line, scoring both runners." [ [http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=422549 JS Online: Some late-night delivery ] ]

yard

:The baseball field. If a batter hits a home run, the ball may be said to have left the yard.

yardwork

:A player is said to be "doing yardwork" by hitting many home runs or exhibiting power. Compare to going yard.

yardjob

:A home run. Compare to going yard.


=yellow hammer=

:A sharp-breaking curveball. Supposedly named after the yellowhammer bird and its apparent habit of diving steeply to catch prey.

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