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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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theirs." (28) This sort of retribution, dubbed "beanball
Words and an alleged beanball pitch were again factors in a fiery encounter between the Reds and Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 4, 1960.
679).(2) Trandel, White, and Klein buttress their conclusion that moral hazard has little to do with beanball by emphasizing the greater returns to throwing at an opposing team's star batter rather than at its pitcher and by reporting some data suggesting that National League pitchers are hit by pitches less often than other players are and, hence, tend not to be the targets of retaliation.
As such things go, it was almost dull as no one got really angry, or rushed onto the field as is usually done during a "beanball" exchange.
I can still recall hearing Ron Santo's jaw break after he was hit by a beanball thrown by "Fat Jack" Fisher.
The "beanball" wars that used to rage between these teams had quieted down in the last couple of years.
Furthermore, the crucial section of The Book that deals with etiquette is still the arbiter of inscrutable ethical dilemmas regarding such weighty matters as beanball retribution (one of yours for one of ours), excessive celebration (style too long after a home run and expect a fastball in the ribs) and inexcusable piling on (don't bunt with a five-run lead).
That's it," was Youkilis' response to the beanball after the game.
Be that as it may, at least half, if not more, of all baseball physical confrontations are the result of "beanball" or "brushback" pitches.
marks for teenage prowess in those categories belong to the unfortunate Tony Conigliaro, whose career was cut short by the effects of a beanball incident.
The baseball codes: Beanballs, sign stealing, and bench-clearing brawls: The unwritten rides of America's pastime.
They get beanballs thrown at their heads by closed-shop (and closed-brained) rivals.
He tyrannized friend and foe alike, throwing beanballs at opposing hitters and berating his own team for defensive miscues.
A gifted athlete, college man, and fierce competitor, Robinson was chosen to be first through the racial barrier (though not the first black man in pro ball; that distinction belongs to the 19th-century catcher Moses Fleetwood Walker) in part because he was smart enough to heed Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey's instructions to greet the inevitable abuse--death threats, beanballs, a constant barrage of hideous insults--by turning the other cheek.