# Appendix:Baseball terms glossary

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary

# 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. |