38 Fascinating Home Run Nicknames

Anusuya Mukherjee
Feb 09, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Aug 17, 2022
Edited by Deeksha Kamath
Fact-checked by Shray Sharma
These creative home run nicknames are perfect for all baseball fans.
Age: 3-18
Read time: 4.0 Min

A home run is attained by hitting the ball over the outfield wall between the foul poles.

A home run in baseball is an outcome when the ball is hit by the batter in a way that the batter can circle all the bases and reach the home plate safely. When a home run is scored, the batter is awarded a hit and a run scored.

Home runs are one of the most highly-anticipated things in baseball. That is why home run hitters are usually the most famous among baseball players. They are also paid the highest salaries among the teams.

Nicknames are the naturally informal names for people and things that unite fans all over the world. Picking a good nickname can be challenging as there are a lot of constraints to consider. The best nicknames for a home run are unique and different. The nicknames have to be easy to remember and pronounce. Continue reading this article for the best home run nicknames, that you can share with your fellow baseball enthusiasts.

Cool Nicknames For Home Run

Nicknames are generally used to express affection. Every nickname should be catchy and adorable. Listed below are some of the most popular nicknames for a home run.      

1. First Batter Shot- a home run scored by a player who bats first.

2. Four Bagger- a shot that bags four runs.

3. Jim Thome Shot- Jim Thome was a famous baseball batter, who scored 47 home runs in his career. Jim Thome Shot is an appropriate nickname for a home run hit in a similar style.

4. Moon Shot- a monumental shot for a home run.

5. Ninth Inning- a home run that is scored in the ninth inning.

6. Phrase Hitting- a clean hit for a home run.

7. Round Tripper- a full round run for a shot.

8. Three Run Shot- a shot that can score three runs.

9. Thrown Off- a big hit that throws the ball out of the ground.

10. Two Run Shot- a shot that helps to make two runs.

Funny Home Run Nicknames

These are the most popular and funny nicknames for a home run. An inside-the-park home run occurs when a batter hits the ball inside the ground. The following are some well-known nicknames for a home run: 

11. Grand Slam Blast- a game-winning home run.

12. Grand Slam- a home run with all four bases occupied, netting four runs.

13. Homer- a popular nickname for a home run.

14. Long Ball- a brilliant name for a home run.

15. Grand Salami- a long shot to the stands of a stadium.

16. Oppo Taco- refers to a home run that has been hit into the opposite field.

17. Tape Measure Long Ball Shot- a massive home run that can only be measured with a tape measure.

18. Umpire Dodgers- a ball that has been hit over the umpire!

19. Walk-Off Home Run- a home run that ends the game.

20. Walk-Off shot- a great shot that leads to a walk-off.

Unique Nicknames For Home Run

Modern baseball fields are less spacious as compared to the early days. The following is a list of some unique nicknames for a home run, that you can share with your friends.

21. Big Fly- a brilliant nickname for a home run where the ball flies high into the sky.

22. Bomb Shot- a powerful hit that has the power of a bomb.

23. Dinger- a term for a home run.

24. Fence Grand Salami- a grand hit to the stadium fence.

25. Four Bagger Blast- an explosive shot to bag four runs.

26. Grand Slam Jack- A slam to the ball which helps to win a home run jackpot.

27. Grand Slam Outfielder- when the ball is hit to make it reach the outfield.

28. Oppo Taco Blast- a variation of the nickname Oppo Taco.

29. Round Tripper Yard- a shot that allows the batter to run all three bases to score a run.

30. Sky-Fi Blast- a ball that flies high into the sky.

Creative Nicknames for Home Run

Home runs are sometimes described by the number of runners on the base at a time. The following are some of the most catchy nicknames for a home run.

31. Tatis Grand Slam- refers to Fernando Tatis Jr. who hit two grand slams in 1999.

32. Home Score- a hit that helps to score a home run.

33. HR- an abbreviated nickname for a home run.

34. Kiss it Goodbye- when the ball is hit with the bat to make the batter say goodbye.

35. Leaving the yard- a hit that makes the ball leave the playing yards.

36. Roberto Hit- a hit that was named after famous baseball star Roberto Clemente.

37. Two-run shot- a shot that enables a player to have two runs.

38. Wallop- to hit a ball out of the field.


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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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