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  • n  a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head

  • And that fact hit Mike Di Muro with all the force of a beanball.
  • The beanball has been with us since baseball began.
  • Australia), an Australian cricketer was sending down "bumpers" (a beanball type of bowling that bounced up into the batsman's face).

  • Dave Wright in San Francisco Chronicle
    Hopefully, that's behind us. You don't want to get into a beanball contest with anybody,Mets third baseman David Wright said. "That doesn't do you any good. They have to understand - Pedro has to pitch inside to be effective. There...
  • Sam Perlozzo in
    There's been ballclubs that, over the course of history, have had bad blood for some reason or another,Perlozzo said. "Somehow, it just seems to kind of unfold where there might be a beanball incident or a fight. And it seems like those...
  • Jose Guillen in Chicago Tribune
    What [Escobar] did was chicken [expletive],Guillen said. "I think he should blame himself and Josh Paul and no one else. And we did what we're supposed to do-win the game. We're not going to get caught up in playing beanball. If I play,...

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