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  • n. A person who can bat either as a right-hander or a left-hander.
  • n. A person who engages in sex with persons both male and female.

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

  • n. a baseball player who can bat either right or left handed
  • n. slang term for a bisexual person


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  • Chipper is already the only switch-hitter in baseball history to have a career batting average of at least .300 with at least 400 home runs.

    In the Time of Bobby Cox

  • The switch-hitter has struggled badly against right-handed pitching, hitting from the left side of the plate.

    Yanks Pound Cubs at Wrigley

  • He allowed Berkman -- a switch-hitter whose performance from the right side has diminished considerably in recent years -- to bat against lefties in both the sixth and eighth innings.

    Why is Austin Kearns on the Yankees' roster?

  • Unless Richard turned out to be gay or a switch-hitter, it was likely he had been taken out by a woman, one with a very serious grudge.

    Fatal Error

  • Gardner, like Granderson a left-handed hitter, hit .291 against lefties last year, so his contributions could be crucial because switch-hitter Winn hit a career-low .158 against lefties in 2009, though he's at .280 for his career against them.

    'Last year is over:' Champion Yankees hooked on repeating

  • But under orders from the Mets, Beltran, a switch-hitter, only batted right-handed so he wouldn't put unnecessary strain on his left knee.

    Beltran Tests Left Knee in a Limited Workout

  • Navarro, at 25, is too young to give up on, especially because the switch-hitter hit .295 and made the All-Star team in 2008.

    Tampa Bay Rays bullpen was key in 2008 run, again in 2010

  • While I preferred the Bourgogne rouge, this is still a fun wine – as such, this switch-hitter is good for a relaxed evening of sipping but still a good choice in case any gulping neighbors drop by.

    2010 March | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • And on the subject, trivia fans love to ask, who was the last switch-hitter to win the American League MVP award?

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • The switch-hitter posted a pretty bad .265/.302/.374 line in 2010-but added a valuable 6.3 UZR/150.

    Ben Berkon: Alberto Callaspo is Pleasantly Solid


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