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The game of baseball has formed its own unique lexicon through the years, with many terms, phrases or sayings that don't seem to make sense on the surface.

And yet, these idioms -- some flat-out invented by creative players or managers themselves -- are embedded in the fabric of the game. To be a baseball fan is to be familiar with all the unusual language the game has to offer.

In this section, you will find explanations and origins of baseball's most oft-used idioms.

The following are all of the terms defined within this section: