Butcher Boy

Definition

A "butcher boy" is a batter who squares around to bunt, only to pull the bat back and make a short, downward swing.

Origin

Coined by Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel, the term was inspired by the motion someone in a butcher shop would use to cleave meat. Stengel ordered the maneuver whenever he needed a ground ball.

Example

Watch: Zack Greinke records a butcher-boy single during a postseason game.