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Baseball 101: Your Guide to Watching a Corpus Christi Hooks Game

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas


The CC Hooks open for the 2018 season this April with the very first home game happening Thursday, April 12th!

Going to see a Corpus Christi Hooks game? Get in the know with the terms you'll be hearing throughout the night.

Baseball Terms 101



Bullpen: an area where relief pitchers and closers warm up prior to coming into the game to pitch


Reliever: a pitcher who enters a game “to relieve” and replace a previous pitcher in the game


Closer: a pitcher who is used to “close” the game in the ninth or extra innings when the game is in a “save situation”


Position: when scoring a game, each position has a designated number. 1. Pitcher 2. Catcher 3. 1st base 4. 2nd base 5. 3rd base 6. Shortstop 7. Left field 8. Center field 9. Right field


Balk: an illegal action by a pitcher which results in advancing the base runners

Clean-up hitter

Clean-up hitter: the fourth hitter in a batting lineup. He is considered to have the most power on the team and bats fourth with the intention of bringing runners who are on base home


Walk-off: a walk-off occurs in the bottom of the ninth or extra innings when the team at bat is either behind or tied and runs are scored to end the game

RBI (run batted in)

RBI (run batted in): a stat that is credited to a batter when making a play that allows a runner to score

ERA (earned run average)

ERA (earned run average): a pitching stat that is equated by dividing the number of earned runs allowed by a pitcher by the number of innings pitched and multiplying by nine

Batting average

Batting average: a hitting statistic that is equated by the number of hits divided by the number of at-bats for each player

Designated hitter

Designated hitter: in the American League, a player can hit in place of the pitcher in the lineup. The National League does not allow designated hitters

Stolen base

Stolen base: When a player is on base and advances without the ball being put into play

Sacrifice bunt

Sacrifice bunt: When a player bunts the baseball with the intention of being called out in order to advance a runner who is on base

Minor League system

Minor League system: Each Major League team has a number of Minor League teams which they develop their players through. Levels of the Minor League system include rookie, short-season A, Full season A, A-Advanced, Double-A, and Triple-A.

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