Special Sub-Topic: What's It Called?
|In baseball there are 2 small covered shelters along each baseline where the players go when they are not in the field. What are these called?|
dugouts. In major league baseball the home team's dugout is located along the third base line while the visitor's dugout is along the first base line.
|In golf there is a person who carries a golfer's bag of clubs. What is this person called?|
caddy. A few of the more famous professional caddies include Bruce Edwards, "Fluff" Cowan and Alfred "Rabbit" Dyer.
|In football there is an object used to hold the ball upright when a team kicks off. What is this called?|
kicking tee. NFL Hall-of-Fame kicker Jan Stenerud invented a kicking tee specifically for soccer-style kickers.
|In basketball the basket is attached to an object most often made of metal, glass or wood. What is this called? |
backboard. Some of the very first backboards were made of chicken wire.
|In bowling there is a situation where the bowler knocks down the remainder of his pins with his second ball. What is this called? |
spare. The record for most consecutive spares by an individual is 30.
|In hockey there is an area on the ice in front of each goal where the goalie stands. What is this called? |
crease. Only the goalie is allowed in the crease. Another player can only enter the crease if the puck is present there also.
|In volleyball there is a shot where a player forcefully drives the ball downward over the net. What is this called? |
spike. A legal "spike" in volleyball may not be manipulated with the fingers.
|In soccer there is a situation where the ball leaves the field by crossing one of the sidelines and a player must return the ball into play. What is this called? |
throw in. The sideline where a throw-in is made is also known as a touchline.
|In billiards or pool the cue ball may occasionally be knocked into a pocket. What is this called?|
scratch. Billiard balls were originally made of ivory.
|In tennis there is a winning shot by which a player serves the ball and his opponent is unable to return it. What is this called? |
ace. The record for most total "aces" in professional tennis from 1991-2003 is 10,093 by Goran Ivanisevic.
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