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A baseball pitch that hits or nearly hits the batter’s head and is sometimes used to intimidate the batter: Mr Bender places much reliance on the bean ball (1900+)
Historical Examples

Rick realized the professor had chosen an apt simile when he said beanball.
The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin


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