switch-hitter


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switch-hitter

1. n. a ballplayer who bats either right-handed or left-handed. (Baseball.) I’m not a switch-hitter. In fact, I can hardly hit the ball at all.
2. n. a bisexual person. (From sense 1) Bart finally decided he was a switch-hitter and asked Brad for a date since Mary was busy.
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Most RBI in A Season By A Switch-Hitter VICTOR MARTINEZ WAS ON PACE, THROUGH late-August of the 2004 season, to become the ninth switch-hitter in major league history to record 120 or more RBI Player, Team Year RBI Mickey Mantle, Yankees 1956 130 Ken Caminiti, Padres 1996 130 Ripper Collins, Cardinals 1934 128 Mickey Mantle, Yankees 1961 128 Lance Berkman, Astros 2002 128 Lance Berkman, Astros 2001 126 Ripper Collins, Cardinals 1935 125 Eddie Murray, Orioles 1985 124 Bernie Williams, Yankees 2000 121 Bobby Bonilla, Pirates 1990 120 Roberto Alomar, Indians 1999 120 2004 Switch-Hit Leaders Through August 29 Victor Martinez, Indians 2004 94 Carlos Guillen, Tigers 2004 94 Mark Teixeira, Rangers 2004 85
He emerged as a prominent switch-hitter with power, hitting 12 home runs in 1923.
However, there is clearly some distortion in this procedure; being a switch-hitter is not the same as always batting from one side, because the switch-hitter chooses his batting side after seeing which pitcher he will face.
Steamy moments in Bull Durham aside, Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner have played on different political teams -- Sarandon contributed $500 to Democrats, while Costner, a switch-hitter, gave $1,000 to GOP hopeful Phil Gramm's presidential bid and $5,500 to Democrats.
Mickey Mantle, nicknamed the "home run hitter" for the incredible 536 homers he scored as a switch-hitter with the New York Yankees during the 1950s and '60s, ended his career at the relatively young age of 36 because of recurring injuries to his knees.
Reports coming out of the Tonks camp this week say that switch-hitter Quigley is looking razor sharp and ready to tackle Nottingham's Wood.
WARNING SHOTThe umpire lays down law CLEAN SWEEPPietersen gambles on his grip TAKE COVER Switch-hitter KP rattles keeper
The switch-hitter ranked in the top 10 in the NL in homers (tied for ninth), walks (fourth with 92), slugging percentage (fifth at .
But Bradford switch-hitter Witter looks likely to get a shot at the flashy American first after being installed as the WBC's mandatory challenger.
Carey was left fuming when the battled to a draw in their first fight, but had no complaints when he was outpointed by the slippery Sheffield switch-hitter at the Leofric Hotel last November.
The Pembroke Dock puncher, with nine wins and a controversial draw on his pro record, will be having his first outing of the new season, probably against Yorkshire switch-hitter Carl Baker.
Stepping things up in the second, the switch-hitter began to let both hands go, confusing Williams with obscure angles and firing in sharp left hooks and right uppercuts.
And the tricky switch-hitter says his Stateside debut is lined for early October with a second fight in the pipeline before he returns to Merseyside.
It's been a long time," the 26-year-old switch-hitter said.