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beanball

n. a pitched baseball that strikes the batter on the head, usually by accident. (Baseball.) He got hit by a beanball and went after the pitcher with a bat.
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Former San Francisco Giants' catcher Dick Dietz is one of several memorable beanball victims in major-league history.
He was clear, too, about the dangers that lie ahead for the first black player in the major leagues: the beanballs, the intentional spiking, and the racial taunts that would make any man, let alone one with the fiery, competitive spirit of Robinson, want to unload on his tormentors with unleashed fury.
He did not retaliate, and he did not walk away, despite the racial taunts, the beanballs, the spikings, and even the death threats that arrived with the daily mail, threatening not only Robinson, but in some cases, his wife and infant son as well.
But see GLEN WAGGONER, KATHLEEN MOLONEY & HUGH HOWARD, SPLITTERS, BEANBALLS, AND THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING STRIKE ZONE: THE STORIES BEHIND THE RULES OF BASEBALL (2000); Jamal Greene, Selling Originalism 45-46 (2008) (unpublished manuscript, on file with author) ("The rules of baseball do not describe the strike zone as a matter of discretion.
But here's a guess: In baseball, the most conservative of America's four major sports, beanballs would come hard, fast, and straight for the head.
Some have even suggested that violence is good as long as it does not go too far, while others have argued that the fighting and slashing in ice hockey, spearing and late hits in football, and beanballs in baseball are already too harmful (Croakley, 1986).
MLB SlugFest: Loaded is the only baseball videogame for the 2004 season featuring Midway's classic fast and furious gameplay with beanballs, hard tags, and over-the-top animations.
I fully support Major League Baseball with what they're doing as far as trying to curtail beanballs and bench- clearing brawls," Scioscia said.
NEW YORK - Beanballs, ejections, celebrities, home runs and a manager having his shirt checked under the box seats behind the dugout - just another three days in the Bronx for the Red Sox.
The rookie, thrown out of the game by plate umpire Angel Hernandez, said the back-back beanballs were unintentional.
Only one man knows if yesterday's beanballs were intentional, Youkilis added, and that is Chamberlain.
He could have thought about how unlikely it has all been up to now, how the 1,390th pick in the 1988 draft has gone on to produce the greatest batting numbers of any catcher in history, how the Dodgers refused to make him the franchise's first $100 million player months before bestowing that honor on Kevin Brown, how he was traded to Florida after a Fox executive pulled rank on general manager Fred Claire, how he was dealt on to New York one tumultuous week later and has been dodging beanballs, thrown bats and malicious rumors ever since.
ATLANTA - There were no beanballs, no harsh words or salt rubbed in still-healing wounds.
We're not about beanballs, we're about pitching inside aggressively,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
Four beanballs and two bench-clearing brawls led to 12 ejections in the Angels' 7-5 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday night.