Baseball Terms

Based on the description, guess these baseball terms.
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Last updated: April 19, 2019
First submittedAugust 17, 2013
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Bases-loaded home run
Grand Slam
Game-ending home run
Where the batter stands
Batter's Box
Where the next batter stands
On-Deck Circle
Where players sit when not playing
Where the pitcher stands
Pitcher's Mound
Position that only exists in the AL
Designated Hitter
Where pitchers warm up
A curveball that doesn't curve
Hanging Curve
Single, double, triple and home run
in a single game
Team's top starting pitcher
First batter in the lineup
Fourth batter in the lineup
Nickname for the Third Base position
Hot Corner
Dirt strip before the fence
Warning Track
Player who can bat lefty or righty
Switch Hitter
Pitch thrown with no spin
Another term for a rundown
Sacrifice bunt with a runner on 3rd
Automatic double for a hit that
bounces over the fence
Ground Rule
Level 48
Aug 21, 2013
tried "Hanger" instead of hanging curveball
Level 54
Sep 17, 2013
That was the only one I missed.
Level 79
Oct 20, 2013
Tried hanger as well. Also tried homerun, mistake, etc.

Level ∞
Oct 21, 2013
"Hanger" will work now.
Level 47
Oct 20, 2013
typed hanger as well and it was the only one I missed too.
Level 60
Oct 20, 2013
100% with 2:08 remaining first try!
Level 16
May 29, 2017
Level 51
Aug 23, 2020
100% with 2:15 left.
Level 50
Oct 20, 2013
The designated hitter question should probably be worded differently. As a National Leaguer I tried pinch hitter a few times before I figured it out.
Level ∞
Oct 21, 2013
Changed the question so that pinch hitter isn't a valid answer.
Level 74
Jul 27, 2014
"The automatic double is quite often mistakenly called a ground rule double" - from the Wikipedia entry for "Ground Rule Double". Which makes sense, because a rule that applies to EVERY ground can hardly be called a ground rule.
Level ∞
Apr 19, 2019
Jerry928 it's obvious you don't watch baseball.
Level 46
Apr 12, 2016
A walk off is not only a home run. It's could be any type of hit or even a walk.
Level 54
Jun 1, 2016
Fun home run quiz here:
Level 18
Jan 30, 2017
For curveball that didnt curve I thought meatball. With hanging curve i feel like you need to specify that it ends up high.
Level 70
Dec 12, 2018
Hotbox should be another answer for a pickle or rundown. I grew up playing baseball in the Pacific Northwest of the US, but I don't think it's a regional term. I've definitely heard hotbox on national broadcasts. Also, wikipedia lists hotbox.

Level 80
Apr 20, 2019
That was my first answer, too. Always have heard it described that way.
Level 79
Apr 20, 2019
I admit to cheating on this one - my husband was helping me, and hotbox was the only answer he could think of. We live in the Upper South so it's not a regional term. He played baseball, coached baseball, watches baseball, and had a nephew who played in the Majors, but says he never heard of the term pickle for rundown. Then again, he dozes a lot during games. :)
Level 80
Apr 20, 2019
Thanks for the Cal Ripken Jr photo QM :)
Level 71
Apr 21, 2019
Why doesn't "bench" work for where players sit?
Level 73
Apr 22, 2019
Because it's not a baseball-only term, like the rest of the answers.
Level 87
Feb 15, 2020
Substitutes in assocation football also sit in dugouts.
Level 32
Apr 22, 2019
Could you accept Track for warning track. PLEASE. VERY FRUSTRATING 😠

Other than that fun quiz, thanks! 👍

Level 28
Apr 23, 2019
Pick-off should work. I've actually never heard the term 'pickle'
Level 51
Nov 21, 2020
Technically speaking, the actual term for what we call a “ground-rule double” is either “automatic double” or “rule-book double.” A ground-rule double means a double that is granted automatically by ground-specific rules, as in rules that only apply to one specific ballpark. For example, a ball getting lost in the ivy of Wrigley Field, or a ball hitting a certain catwalk at Tropicana Field. So, while ground-rule double is still the most common term, the two I mentioned earlier probably should be accepted