round-tripper

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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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Emefiele assumed the mantle of leadership of the central bank of Nigeria in June 2014, and was almost immediately confronted by high inflation, falling oil revenue, value-eroding local currency as speculators and round-trippers held sway.
"It looked like it was going to be caught -- I was nervous," said the University of Indianapolis-bound Stout, who now has 9 home runs for the season and 25 career round-trippers -- 1 behind former Saints standout RaeAnne Payleitner (26) for second place on the school's all-time list.
What that means for avid cyclists is that, with the extension bringing the length to 50 miles, round-trippers can complete a century ride.
This dinger, served up by Dixie Howell of the Chicago White Sox, was career homerun number 136, placing Mantle into the top position on the all-time list, by passing Ripper Collins' 135 round-trippers. By the end of the decade, he'd up that total of same game, switch-hit homers to seven.
That is after five straight seasons in the Bronx of at least 25 round-trippers. The gap between him and the rest of the players at the position is shrinking.
Robinson Cano lined a home run to right field in his first time at bat, the first of many round-trippers that day, and the Embassy All-Stars never quite recovered.
Brian Dopirak (25), of Palm Harbor, Fla., smacked 19 round-trippers and 29 doubles in pacing the Eastern League with a .576 slugging percentage.
Bobby Abreu and Miguel Cabrera opened the fifth inning with back-to-back homers while Jose Lopez and Ramon Hernandez added another set of consecutive round-trippers later in the fifth to set a one-inning Classic record.
His high-water mark for round-trippers, 25, came in two different years, 1998 and 2001.
His 240 career round-trippers (certainly a more-than-respectable total), still is nowhere near the power numbers put up by some of the game's all-time great slugging outfielders--Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, and Mickey Mantle are Clemente contemporaries that immediately come to mind.
Batting heroes also emerged: the Bucs' Jimmy Sebring, who hit the first Series home run; the Americans' Patsy Dougherty, who hit 2 round-trippers the next day; and Jake Stahl and Hobe Ferris (6 runs batted in).
Mantle starts the season hot, then cools off; Maris is cold and then starts knocking 'em out of the park until the two are atop the American League leader board for round-trippers. The season wears on, and the fans cheer for Mantle to break Ruth's mark of 60 homers in 1927 and jeer Maris every time he crosses the plate.
"On one crossing last week I was told that 280 people on board were round-trippers - that's people who just got off at Calais then immediately got back on to Dover.
He is well known in Europe and America for his preoccupation with alienation, sorrow and loneliness--three gloomy themes that flit back and forth across the Atlantic like round-trippers on the Flying Dutchman.