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Learn the lingo! We’re translating baseball vocabulary into español. Suggestions welcome. = ¡Aprende la jerga! Estamos traduciendo vocabulario de béisbol al español. Sugerencias bienvenidas.

Vocabulario para Visitantes al Parque de Béisbol = Key Vocabulary for Visitors to the Ball Park
Boleto = Ticket
Taquillas = Ticket Window

Los Basicos = The Basics
Athletic Position =
Ball = Pelota
Balk = To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base or engaño de pitcher
Bases = Almohadillas
Base Hit = Imparable, indiscutible
Bases loaded = Casa llena
Bat = Bat
Batter’s Box = Cajón de bateo
Big hit = Cañonazo
Box = Caja
Bullpen = Calentadero
Cap = Gorra
Catch
Catcher’s mask = Carreta
Comeback = Remontada
Defense
Double Play
Dugout = Dogout
Error = Error
Fan = Aficionado/a, fanático/a
Glove = Guante, Manopla, Mascota (catcher)
Grand slam = Jonrón con la casa llena
Helmet = Casco
Hit = Hit
Hitting for the cycle
Home Field Advantage
Home Run = Jonrón, cuadrangular
Infield
Inning = Entrada
Line Drive = Salvajada
Line Up = Line up, Alineación
Major League
Mascot = Mascota
Mechanics
On deck = Circulo de espera, proximo al bat
Out = Out
Outfield
Pitcher
Pitchers’ Duel = Duelo de pitcheo
Pick up game = Cascara, cascarita
Power Position
Rain delay =
Runs batted in = Remolcada
Run = Carrera
Scoreboard = Pizarra
Series = Serie
Set Up =
Slide
Strike = Strike
Strike out = Chocolate; Ponchado/a
Superstition = Cabala
Swing and miss = Abanicó, whiff
Target
Team = Equipo
Take Me Out to the Ballgame = Llévame al partido
Throw
Throwing Lane =
Umpire = Ampayer

Idioms
Step up to the plate = to take action in response to an opportunity or crisis

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