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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
They get beanballs thrown at their heads by closed-shop (and closed-brained) rivals.