Our collection of baseball terms
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||(G) in scorekeeping is for Games Played. (GS) is for Games Started, and (GF) for Games Finished
||Stands for "get a good pitch to hit" - battle cry of Phil Rognier of the FirstSwing Foundation.
|| See 'alley' = between outfielders in right center and lewft center. A ball hit here is a 'gapper'
||The St. Louis Cardinals of the 1930s - a collection of rowdy players
||(GDP) in scorekeeping is Ground into Double Plays
||A pitch hit for a home run, as in 'go for'
|| (GSH) in scorekeeping. Home run hit when the bases are loaded (runner on every base). Another one of those coaching strategies that shouldn't be counted on
||Spring training games played in Florida. (See also 'Cactus league'.)")
||Signal from coach to batter to hit the next good pitch, or signal to a base runner to decide for himself when to attempt a steal. Note: green in this case does not mean go, but 'go if you want to'
||(GO) in scorekeeping. Any ball which bounces before being fielded, requiring a throw to first base for the out. (If the throw goes to another base to get another run it counts as an (FC) fielder's choice. (GO/AO) is the Ground Outs/Fly Outs (air out) ratio