beanball

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a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head

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He was clear, too, about the dangers that lie ahead for the first black player in the major leagues: the beanballs, the intentional spiking, and the racial taunts that would make any man, let alone one with the fiery, competitive spirit of Robinson, want to unload on his tormentors with unleashed fury.
He did not retaliate, and he did not walk away, despite the racial taunts, the beanballs, the spikings, and even the death threats that arrived with the daily mail, threatening not only Robinson, but in some cases, his wife and infant son as well.
The rookie, thrown out of the game by plate umpire Angel Hernandez, said the back-back beanballs were unintentional.
MLB SlugFest: Loaded is the only baseball videogame for the 2004 season featuring Midway's classic fast and furious gameplay with beanballs, hard tags, and over-the-top animations.
He could have thought about how unlikely it has all been up to now, how the 1,390th pick in the 1988 draft has gone on to produce the greatest batting numbers of any catcher in history, how the Dodgers refused to make him the franchise's first $100 million player months before bestowing that honor on Kevin Brown, how he was traded to Florida after a Fox executive pulled rank on general manager Fred Claire, how he was dealt on to New York one tumultuous week later and has been dodging beanballs, thrown bats and malicious rumors ever since.
ATLANTA - There were no beanballs, no harsh words or salt rubbed in still-healing wounds.
We're not about beanballs, we're about pitching inside aggressively,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
Four beanballs and two bench-clearing brawls led to 12 ejections in the Angels' 7-5 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday night.
Maybe we will get a couple beanballs thrown and we will really get going.