Pretty much everyone knows that the language of baseball is a constantly changing thing: "baseball" was two words for quite a while, fans were once called "cranks", etc. But I was wondering if there are any baseball terms that you remember from your childhood that have faded from general use in recent years.
I personally can't think of too many. I don't think bases are called "sacks" very often any more. Fans still root, but whrn I was a kid they were often called "rooters"; not so much now. And I may be wrong, but I think the terms "keystone" and "hot corner" for second and third base have pretty much faded out.
There have to be better examples than those. Anybody got one?