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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Andy Marte (26) of Villa Tapia, Dominican Republic, hit .327 with 18 roundtrippers and 66 RBI in 82 games for the Columbus Clippers.
These were the only roundtrippers Keeler hit in 1904.
But his considerable abilities --he came within three roundtrippers of breaking Babe Ruth's home run record in an era when shorter seasons and technical factors made such feats far more difficult than now--soon made him a hero nonetheless.
Two years ago, after playing for a year in Japan, Fielder returned to America and immediately became baseball's reigning big bopper, smashing 51 home runs and becoming the first player to hit 50 roundtrippers since the Cincinnati Reds' George Foster hit 52 in 1977.
Aaron ended his career with 755 roundtrippers, and that accomplishment may not be surpassed because, at the beginning of this season, 35-year-old Eddie Murray and 39-year-old Dwight Evans shared the honor of being the active players with the most career home runs (379).