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Definition of "pinch hitter" [pinch hitter]

  • A substitute batter; one who pinch-hits. (noun)
  • An aggressive batsman brought on to score runs quickly, even at the risk of losing his wicket. (noun)
  • An individual who substitutes for another to perform one or more tasks. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pinch hitter" in a sentence
  • "Giants pinch hitter Matty Alou led off the frame with a bunt base hit."
  • "Allowing eight baserunners through his first five innings, Burnett struggled at times, but only surrendered one run—by way of a sixth-inning RBI triple to left by pinch hitter Brendan Harris—during his six-inning journey through the Twins lineup."
  • "In the top of the ninth, Fred Lynn, George Scott, and pinch hitter Bob Bailey, batting for Brohamer, all walked."