Glossary of baseball (Y)

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yacker/yakker[edit]

A curveball with a big break.

yank[edit]

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."[1]

yard[edit]

The baseball field. If a batter hits a home run, the ball may be said to have left the yard. This is also referred to as "going yard".

yardwork[edit]

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

yardjob[edit]

A home run. Compare to going yard.

yellow hammer[edit]

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

you're out[edit]

A phrase commonly used in baseball to indicate that a member of the batting team has made an out and must leave the field of play.


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