Definition of gopher ball in English:

gopher ball


  • A pitch that is hit for a home run.

    • ‘Vazquez, though he's more prone to the gopher ball, has a markedly higher strikeout rate, and much better control.’
    • ‘He has allowed only two home runs in four July starts after serving up 10 gopher balls in one six-game stretch.’
    • ‘For next year, all I need is more mini-games, more un-lockable content, and a couple of pitchers who don't give up poorly-timed gopher balls.’
    • ‘But Henry has a penchant for gopher balls, and his history reveals that if he is overused, his results drop.’
    • ‘Do not blame the pitchers for giving up a few more gopher balls this season.’