Appendix:Glossary of baseball jargon (Q)

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The following is a glossary of baseball jargon (phrases, idioms and slang):


Appendix: Glossary of Baseball
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quality start[edit]
When a starter pitches at least 6 complete innings and allows 3 or fewer earned runs. A pitcher can perform well yet not be involved in the win-loss "decision". This statistic was developed by sportswriter John Lowe to capture an aspect of pitcher performance that is not part of the standard statistics collected by Major League Baseball. It is catching on among baseball players and management, but also has some skeptics. Former Houston Astros manager Jimy Williams was said to hate this statistic. "Quality start?" he would harumph. "Quality means you win."
quick pitch[edit]
An illegal pitch where the ball thrown is before the batter is set in the batter's box. (Official Rules of Baseball, Rule 8.05(e))

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