Fireman

Meaning

Late-inning relief pitcher

A term that refers to a baseball team's late-inning relief pitcher or closer.

Relief pitchers and closers are often inserted into games when they must preserve a lead for their team. The fireman term comes from "putting out fires" in a game, which is when a pitcher tries to get out of an inning when opposing baserunners are threatening to score.

Example

"He's been the most reliable fireman for the team so I wouldn't be surprised if the manager goes with him in this situation."

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Last Updated: July 22, 2015

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