Appendix:Baseball terms glossary

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Scoring[edit]

Term Context See Also Meaning
1 scoring P The scoring notation for the pitcher position.
2 scoring C The scoring notation for the catcher position.
3 scoring 1B The scoring notation for the first baseman position.
4 scoring 2B The scoring notation for the second baseman position.
5 scoring 3B The scoring notation for the third baseman position.
6 scoring SS The scoring notation for the shortstop position.
7 scoring LF The scoring notation for the left fielder position.
8 scoring CF The scoring notation for the center fielder position.
9 scoring RF The scoring notation for the right fielder position.

Statistics[edit]

Term Context See Also Meaning
1B statistics 3 The statistics notation for the first baseman.
statistics single The statistics notation for a single.
2B statistics 4 The statistics notation for the second baseman.
statistics double The statistics notation for a double.
3B statistics 5 The statistics notation for the third baseman.
statistics triple The statistics notation for a triple.
A statistics assist The statistics notation for an assist.
AB statistics at bat The statistics notation for at bats.
B statistics bunt The statistics notation for a bunt.
BB statistics walk, base on balls The statistics notation for a base on balls or walk.
C statistics 2 The statistics notation for the catcher.
CF statistics 8 The statistics notation for the center fielder.
DH statistics The statistics notation for the designated hitter.
E statistics error The statistics notation for an error.
ER statistics earned run The statistics notation for an earned run.
ERA statistics earned run average The statistics notation for earned run average.
F statistics fly out The statistics notation for a fly out.
FC statistics fielder's choice The statistics notation for a fielder's choice.
H statistics hit The statistics notation for a hit.
K statistics strikeout The statistics notation for a strikeout.
L statistics loss The statistics notation for a loss.
LF statistics 5 The statistics notation for the left fielder.
P statistics 1 The statistics notation for the pitcher.
PH statistics pinch hitter The statistics notation for a pinch hitter.
PR statistics pinch runner The statistics notation for a pinch runner.
R statistics run The statistics notation for a run scored.
RF statistics 8 The statistics notation for the right fielder.
SB statistics stolen base, steal The statistics notation for a stolen base.
SF statistics sac fly, sacrifice fly The statistics notation for a sacrifice fly.
SS statistics 6 The statistics notation for the shortstop.
SV statistics save The statistics notation for a save.
W statistics win The statistics notation for a win.
WP statistics wild pitch, passed ball The statistics notation for a wild pitch.

General[edit]

Term Context See Also Meaning
around the horn announcing After a put out when no runners are on base; the infielders throw the ball from one end to the other, starting with the player who made the out and finally returning the ball to the pitcher.
catcher position player 2, C The position player on the defense who plays behind home plate and catches the pitches. Part of a battery.
center fielder position player 8, CF The position player on the defense who plays in center field, an outfielder.
designated hitter batter, American League DH The player on the offense who bats in place of the pitcher in the batting order. In Major League baseball this roster position only exists in the American League.
double header Two games played between the same two teams on the same day.
first baseman position player 3, 1B The position player on the defense who plays first base.
left fielder position player 7, LF The position player on the defense who plays in left field, an outfielder.
second baseman position player 4, 2B The position player on the defense who plays second base.
third baseman position player 5, 3B The position player on the defense who plays third base.
pitcher position player 1, P The position player on the defense who pitches the ball to the batter.
right fielder position player 9, RF The position player on the defense who plays in right field, an outfielder.
shortstop position player 6, SS The position player on the defense who plays between second base and third base, opposite the second baseman.
position SS The infield position opposite the second baseman played by the shortstop.