Paint The Corner

What does paint the corner mean?

To pitch the ball over the edge of home plate

A baseball term that refers to when the pitcher throws the ball over the corner of home plate.

The term is used to describe a pitcher's ability to throw over a corner of the plate and the strike zone. Home plate has black edges, so if a pitcher can paint the black, he has pinpoint accuracy. The term may also appear as "painting the corner" and is similar to the "paint the black" term.


He's been able to paint the corner of the plate tonight and has avoided throwing any meatballs

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Updated April 29, 2015

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