a ball that is batted up into the air.
- Also called fly.
- Compare ground ball.
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How to use fly ball in a sentence
Freeman then lifted a fly ball that moved Albies, the automatic runner, to third before Pederson knocked him in with two outs.Bullpen-taxed Nats finally run out of answers for Braves, fall in 10 | Jesse Dougherty | September 10, 2021 | Washington Post
If I parked myself at a table near the entrance to the campus pub, I could hear people shout together when someone homered or caught a fly ball.The best $130 I ever spent: A Major League Baseball TV pass | Alissa Wilkinson | May 31, 2021 | Vox
He slipped when the first fly ball came his way, and the resulting inside-the-park home run marked the end of his brief career.
Engines of the slide-valve type are usually provided either with a fly-ball throttling governor, or a shaft governor.Steam Engines | Anonymous
Very often a fly ball will fall in such a position that the out-fielders will be in doubt who is to take it.Outdoor Sports and Games | Claude H. Miller
The fly-ball governor replaced the throttle-valve which was at first used by Watt to regulate the speed of his engines.The Story of Great Inventions | Elmer Ellsworth Burns
Ryan was a good hitter, not an overly fast base runner, and a good judge of a fly ball.A Ball Player's Career | Adrian C. Anson
Governors of this class are sometimes termed fly-ball governors.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II | Joshua Rose