a batted ball that travels low, fast, and straight.
- Also called liner.
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How to use line drive in a sentence
The deflected line drive bounced near the goal line, off the crossbar and through the uprights!Hail or Fail: Washington had zero punts for the first time in 21 years — and still lost by 14 | Scott Allen | October 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Even on a day when he struck out three times, rookie left fielder Ryan McKenna helped Wells in the eighth by playing a line drive off the wall by Teoscar Hernández quickly and holding him to a single.The rookies come up big as Orioles snap four-game losing streak | Jon Meoli | September 1, 2021 | Washington Post
A night after Mountcastle took grief for not catching a line drive into left field, a position he has barely played for two years, he had another inglorious day there.Orioles endure growing pains in loss to Red Sox as fans return to Camden Yards | Jon Meoli | April 8, 2021 | Washington Post
The two cartoons shared some gags — including a “screaming line drive” that features a baseball with a screaming face and a batboy who flies up to the hitter with batwings.‘Baseball Bugs’ at 75: How a Looney Tunes classic left its mark on America’s pastime | Frederic J. Frommer | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
In 1927, Johnson broke his leg in spring training when hit by a line drive, and never fully recovered.
Thane quickly looked over at the galactic map to see if they could have managed to get back into warp-line drive.Evil Out of Onzar | Mark Ganes
There was a pause, then the familiar shummer and they were on the warp-line drive.Evil Out of Onzar | Mark Ganes
The third batter hit the ball with fierceness, but Jack took it for a line drive, and that inning was over.Jack Winters' Baseball Team | Mark Overton