round-tripper

round-tripper

1. slang In baseball and softball, a home run (a hit that results in the batter making their way around all three bases and back to home, likened to a round-trip journey). Davidson's round-tripper in the bottom of the ninth sealed the team's first World Cup championship in over 85 years. The pitcher was replaced after allowing six round-trippers in the first two innings.
2. Any journey that involves returning to the point of origin shortly after reaching the destination, especially by traveling the same route in reverse. Why don't you spend the day in town running your errands, instead of making so many round-trippers back and forth? I'll have done about four or five round-trippers to New York by the time the year is over.

round tripper

n. a home run in baseball. Ted is responsible for four round trippers in Saturday’s game.
See also: round, tripper
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(Tracy Stallard of the Boston Red Sox gave up the round-tripper; the Yankees won 1-0.)
The 22-year-old Cuban outfielder initially raised his arms thinking it was a round-tripper but still managed to reach third after seeing it fall short with a display of arrogance that seemed to rub the Cardinals the wrong way.
"It was a fat pitch and I got all of it," Aoki said of his 13th big-league round-tripper, a ball that reached the upper deck before rebounding back onto the field.
But don't miss the easy 3-mile round-tripper to the park's most iconic landmark, Delicate Arch.
Fielder, whose usual game-face scowl turned into a broad grin by the time he got back to the dugout after his round-tripper, was named Most Valuable Player of the game.
"That's Derek Jeter this time of the year," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of the shortstop, whose round-tripper brought home Melky Cabrera and was the 18th of his postseason career.
Charles Schulz, for one, said he was a little surprised that so much fuss was made over the round-headed kid's round-tripper.
Gadomski's round-tripper also scored Kevin Schoefernacker, who drew a walk earlier in the inning.
It was Ault's first career major-league round-tripper, and the first home run in Blue Jays history--and he repeated the feat in the third inning, when he victimized Brett with a two-run blast to right that tied the game, 4-4.
California poppies, larkspur and other witdflowers bloom along the Wright Peak Summit Trail, a 6-mile round-tripper that rises 1,600 lung-busting feet in elevation.
A home run, although impacted by the characteristics of the ballpark, is the pitcher's fault (neglecting the rarity of the inside-the-park round-tripper).
In 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves tied Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th round-tripper in Cincinnati.
TRAIL TO YOURSELF The North Rim's super-scenic North Vista Trail, a 3-mile round-tripper, traipses high above the canyon, with a jaw-dropping panorama at the aptly named Exclamation Point.
His fourth round-tripper was a leadoff homer in the top of the tenth that broke a 9-9 tie and secured Bridgeport's victory and his win.
He signed 13 one-year contracts and hit exactly 100 home runs--including his only postseason round-tripper.