Here is a list of some baseball terms and definitions used in Big Windup!

  • Double: A hit where the runner reaches second base safely before the ball is returned to the infield.
  • Double Play: A single play where two offensive players are put out.
  • Hit and Run: An offensive strategy where the runner tries to steal the base in an attempt to displace the infielders while the batter hits the ball. It is considered risky, but rewarding if pulled off.
  • Pitchout: A ball that is intentionally thrown outside the strikezone to avoid hit and run situations or allowing the offense to steal a base.
  • Sacrifice bunt: The act of deliberately bunting the ball so that the runner on base is able to advance to another base. The batter is almost always sacrificed but sometimes reaches base due to an error or fielder's choice. Sometimes the batter may safely reach base by simply outrunning the throw to first, which would be scored as a single rather than a sacrifice.
  • Squeeze play: A sacrifice bunt with a runner on third base. The batter bunts the ball, expecting to be thrown out at first base, but provides the runner on third base an opportunity to score a run. A bunt can be attempted with two outs but it is uncommon because there is a significant chance that the batter would be thrown out at first base, ending the inning before the score, or with two strikes because a bunt attempt that is fouled off is an automatic third strike.