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pop fly

noun, Baseball.
a high fly ball hit to the infield or immediately beyond it that can easily be caught before reaching the ground.
Also called pop-up.
Origin of pop fly
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then, after one ball, Lee hit the next one for a pop fly that Joe hardly had to step out of his box to get.

  • In the eighth inning the first man up for Brill went out on a pop fly.

    The Rover Boys on a Tour Arthur M. Winfield
  • The next man got a one-bagger and the player who followed him knocked a pop fly, which Molloy, who was on third, missed.

    The Rival Pitchers Lester Chadwick
  • Hart, who followed, was an easy victim, raising a pop fly to Sterling at second.

  • The next man went out on a pop fly, and Joe teased the third man into striking at an elusive out.

  • The next man up knocked a pop fly, which Joe gathered in with ease.

  • The next man went out on a pop fly to third, which held Clink where he was.

    The Rover Boys in Business Arthur M. Winfield
  • Walt connected with it but sent up only a pop fly, which the third baseman gathered in with ease.

    The Rover Boys Under Canvas Arthur M. Winfield

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