a batted ground ball that is hit and played outside the foul lines, or that passes outside the foul lines at first or third base, or that is played outside the foul line between home and first or third base regardless of where hit.
a batted fly ball played or landing outside the foul lines.
Slang. an incompetent, unlucky, or eccentric person.
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How to use foul ball in a sentence
As a boy, he would mow the grass, rake the clay, then chase foul balls during games.Baseball broadcaster Mel Antonen loved the game even as an autoimmune disease and covid-19 took his life | Michael Rosenwald | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
As velocity continues to increase, batters have swung and missed more and more, and foul balls have increased.The Postseason Is A Two-Strike Game, And Other Observations From The MLB Playoffs | Travis Sawchik | October 9, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The second occurred on a foul ball that went into the stands behind third base against the Boston Red Sox in 2004.Bissinger: Praying That Derek Jeter, Baseball’s Classiest Act, Returns to the Game | Buzz Bissinger | October 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And if a foul ball be similarly held after touching the ground but once, it shall be considered a fair catch.