One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pop fly that falls to the ground between the infield and the outfield and results in a base hit.
- ‘Playing shortstop in the sixth inning, he chased down a Texas leaguer in short center field and threw home to catcher Joe Silver to get a runner tagging up.’
- ‘In the sixth, after left-handed pitcher Carleton Hargrove hit the first two batters, Daniel Stovall sent a would-be Texas leaguer into right field.’
- ‘The Texas leaguers are what cost you games, not the occasional double.’
- ‘Of course you can't control seeing eye singles or Texas leaguers, but those probably represent less than 25% of total hits.’
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