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- n. A substitute batter; one who pinch-hits.
- n. An aggressive batsman brought on to score runs quickly, even at the risk of losing his wicket.
- n. An individual who substitutes for another to perform one or more tasks.
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- n. (baseball) a substitute for the regular batter
Giants pinch hitter Matty Alou led off the frame with a bunt base hit.
Hearing the collective groans from Shorty’s , I refused to bat an eye, even when pinch hitter Hideki Matsui ripped a single to left, moving Posada to third.
Allowing eight baserunners through his first five innings, Burnett struggled at times, but only surrendered one run—by way of a sixth-inning RBI triple to left by pinch hitter Brendan Harris—during his six-inning journey through the Twins lineup.
In the top of the ninth, Fred Lynn, George Scott, and pinch hitter Bob Bailey, batting for Brohamer, all walked.
I made it just in time to watch left-handed pinch hitter Gary Matthews, Jr. step into the batter’s box with two out.