• Heater or bring the heat – fastball
  • Ol’ number one – fastball
  • Cheese – fastball that is hard to hit
  • BB’s –  when a pitcher is throwing hard to hit fastballs
  • Cannon – term used when a player has a strong throwing arm
  • Deuce – curveball
  • Uncle Charlie – curveball
  • Hammer – good curveball
  • Pulled the string – more commonly known as a good change-up.
  • Eephus pitch – a low-speed junk pitch thrown to disrupt the hitter
  • Chin music – a pitch that is thrown up around the batter’s head
  • High and tight –  a pitched ball thrown around the head of the batter
  • Brush back – a pitch that moves the batter away from the plate
  • Painting – when a pitcher is throwing on all corners of the plate
  • Bean – when the batter is hit by a pitch
  • Four fingers – intentional walk
  • Free pass – intentional walk
  • Payoff pitch – 3 balls 2 strikes pitch
  • Backwards k – called third strike, batter is caught looking
  • Stretch – when the pitcher is pitching with a runner on base
  • Ace – team’s best pitcher
  • Meat – an easy to hit pitcher
  • Rubber arm – pitcher’s arm that never seems to get tired
  • No-no – no hitter
  • The hook – when a pitcher is taken out of the game