Can of Corn

Definition

A "can of corn" is a routine fly ball hit to an outfielder.

Origin

When 19th-century clerks at groceries and general stores were looking for an easier way to reach canned goods on high shelves, they started using long, hooked sticks to pull them down. After dropping the cans toward them, they would catch them in their aprons -- just like a fly ball.

Example

Watch: Billy Hamilton fields a can of corn for the out.