Baseball Spanish

Baseball Words in Dominican Spanish with Translations

Baseball translations from English to Spanish. Not your plain Spanish, Dominican Spanish. A baseball game is more fun if you can understand what is being said.

Buenagente, The Dominican Dog, is watching the kids waiting to Pley Bol! at the Pley La Marina (Marine Baseball Field) in Mameyes, Santo Domingo Este.
Buenagente, The Dominican Dog, is watching the kids waiting to Pley Bol! at the Pley La Marina (Marine Baseball Field) in Mameyes, Santo Domingo Este.

Learn a little bit of Spanish so you can fit in when you go to your next game in Dominican Republic (or if you sit next to some Dominicanos at a game in the USA). You can impress them a little with your knowledge of Spanglish. It is funny to note that many of the words are the same in English and just pronounced with a Spanish accent. Lets Ple Bol!

¡República Dominicana Campeón! Platano Power!
¡República Dominicana Campeón! Platano Power! Playing USA the platano crushes the fried potatoes.

*All-Star – Juego de Estrellas
*American League – Liga Americana
*artificial turf or astroturf – grama artificial
*at-bat – turno al bate (to be up at bat – estar de turno)
*back stop – baquetó
*batting average – promedio de bateo, porcentaje de bateo
*ball / baseball – bola, pelota, pildora
*ballplayer – beisbolero, jugador, pelotero
*base hit – jit, palo, imparable, inatrapable, incogible
*base stealer – robador
*baseball cap – gorra
*baseball game – juego de béisbol, partido de béisbol
*baseball player – beisbolero, jugador de béisbol, pelotero
*baseball team – equipo de béisbol
*bat – bate, palo, madero, tolete
*bat boy – mascota
*batter / hitter – bateador
*batting average – porcentaje de bateo, promedio de bateo
*batting cage – campo de bateo
*batting order – alineación, orden del bateo
*bench – banco, banquillo
*bleachers – blichers
*bunt – plancha, planchita, toque (to bunt – tocar la pelota)
*catch – capturar, aguantar, atrapar, quechear
*catcher – cácher,quécher, receptor, jugador de la máscara
*center field – centrofield, jardín central
*center fielder – jardinero central; guardabosque central; centro-ampista
*curveball – curva; serpentina
*dead ball – de bol
*defeat – derrota; pérdida, revés (to defeat-derrotar, vencer)
*diamond – diamante
*double play – doble pléy, doble jugada
*dugout – dogao
*error – error
*fan / spectator – fan; fanático, aficionado, espectador
*fastball – bola rápida, recta
*fielder – fildeador, jugador defensivo
*final score – resultado final
*first base – la inicial, primera base
*first baseman – inicialista, defensor de primer saco
*fly ball – flái, flay, batazo de aire, bombo, globo, globito
*foul ball – fao, bola fául, bola en territorio malo
*go – irse
*grand slam – grand slam, jonrón con las bases llenas
*ground ball – arrastrada, rola, rolata
*home plate – jom, plato
*home run – cuadrangular, jonrón
*infielder – jugador del cuadro
*inning – capítulo, epsiodio, inin
*knuckleball – bola de nudillos
*left fielder – jardinero izquierdo
*left field – jardín izquierdo, bosque izquierdo
*locker room – cuarto de vestirse
*lose – perder
*misplay – pifiar
*mitt – trocha
*mound – montículo
*out – áo; áut, out
*outfielder – guardabosque, jardinero, fil
*outfield – bosque, cuadro exterior, jardín
*pitch – disparo, envio
*pitcher – lanzador, monticular, pícher, serpentinero
*pitcher’s mound – montículo
*play – pleres
*play ball! – ¡Ple Bol!
*pop fly – bola elevada, bombo
*rain delay – postergación por lluvia
*replay – repetir
*right field – jardín derecho, bosque derecho
*right fielder – jardinero derecho, guardabosque derecho
*rolling – rolin
*run – anotación, carrera, rayita
*run-batted in – carrera impulsada, carrera remolcada, empujada
*safe – cierto, quieto, sei; seif
*score – resultado, tanteo (to score – anotar; cruzar el plato)
*scoreboard – pizarra de anotaciones, marcador, pizarrón, tanteador
*season tickets – abonos de temporada
*second base – la intermedia, segunda base
*second baseman – intermedista, camarero, defensor del segundo saco
*slide – arrastrarse, barrerse, deslizarse, tirarse
*slump – eslom
*southpaw / lefty – zurdo, brazo corvo, brazo siniestro, brazo equivocado
*spikes – ganchos
*spitball – bola ensalivada
*steal – base robada;
*strike – estraíc, estray
*strikeout – ponche
*third baseman – antesalista, defensor del tercer saco
*throw – disparo, lanzamiento, tiro
*triple play – tripleplei, triple jugada, triple matanza
*umpire – árbitro, juez de campo

The crowds enjoying a baseball game at Estadio Quisqueya in Dominican Republic.
The crowds enjoying a baseball game at Estadio Quisqueya in Dominican Republic.

For a complete listing of Spanish to English and English to Spanish baseball terms in PDF form.

To learn how to use more Dominicanismos check out the language section.

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