Definitions

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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (baseball) a substitute for the regular batter

Etymologies

pinch hit +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Giants pinch hitter Matty Alou led off the frame with a bunt base hit.

    One Season

  • 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.

    One Season

  • 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.

    One Season

  • In the top of the ninth, Fred Lynn, George Scott, and pinch hitter Bob Bailey, batting for Brohamer, all walked.

    The Greatest Game

  • I made it just in time to watch left-handed pinch hitter Gary Matthews, Jr. step into the batter’s box with two out.

    One Season

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