beanball

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beanball

In baseball, a pitch that strikes the batter on the head. The batter doesn't seem to be feeling too well after that beanball.

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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IF I COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT BASEBALL IT WOULD BE: I'd change the bean-ball rule.
Paul manager Max Macon, who had been needling him from the third-base coaching lines following a bean-ball episode.
But for Pless, revenge would not be complete until Macon, the chief architect of this and earlier bean-ball wars, was silenced.