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In baseball, a Texas leaguer is a fly ball that falls untouched to the ground between the nearest infielder and outfielder for a base hit.

The Texas leaguer is differentiated from a typical base hit by trajectory; the Texas leaguer is hit high and generally stays in the air for a good time, while the base hit, which also lands between the infield and outfield, is hit on a lower trajectory, harder, and falls faster.

The name itself comes from the Texas League, a Class AA minor league.

Tex"as Leagu"er (?). [From the Texas (baseball) League.] (Baseball)

A short fly that falls too far out to be handled by an infielder and too close in to be caught by an outfielder. [Cant]

 

© Webster 1913

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