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Texas leaguer

noun, Baseball.
a pop fly that falls safely between converging infielders and outfielders.
Origin of Texas leaguer
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Pryor opened the last of the sixth with a "Texas leaguer" behind first that gave him his base with seconds to spare.

    The Crimson Sweater Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Fred dropped a Texas leaguer over the infield, and Sparkfair scored.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
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Texas leaguer

noun phrase

A hit that falls out of reach between the infielders and the outfielders; banjo hit, blooper

[1905+ Baseball; fr the fact that such hits were used in minor-league baseball's Texas League as trick plays]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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