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  • power hitter — n. a batter in the game of baseball who can hit the ball great distances. □ Ted is a real power hitter. They’ll try to walk him. □ I’m no power hitter, but I can run like mad …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hitter — UK [ˈhɪtə(r)] / US [ˈhɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms hitter : singular hitter plural hitters 1) someone who hits a ball, especially in tennis and baseball The record books will show that he is one of the greatest hitters who ever lived. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • hitter — hit|ter [ hıtə ] noun count 1. ) someone who is good at hitting the ball, especially in tennis and baseball: one of the greatest hitters who ever lived 2. ) someone who has a lot of power or influence, especially in politics or business: The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Cleanup hitter — In baseball, the cleanup hitter is the hitter who bats fourth in the lineup. Although the third man up is generally the hitter with the highest batting average, cleanup hitters often have the most power on the team and are typically the team s… …   Wikipedia

  • Pull hitter — In baseball, a pull hitter is a batter who usually hits the ball to the side of the field from which he bats. For example, a right handed pull hitter, who bats from the third base side of the plate, will usually hit the ball to the third base… …   Wikipedia

  • cleanup hitter — noun the fourth batter in the batting order, usually a power hitter …   Wiktionary

  • Switch hitter — This article is about the term in baseball. For the cricket term, see Switch hit. For the Arrested Development episode, see Switch Hitter. In baseball, a switch hitter is a player who bats both right handed and left handed. Contents 1 Baseball 2… …   Wikipedia

  • Contact hitter — Ichiro Suzuki is one of baseball s best contact hitters, consistently among the AL s leaders in at bats per strikeout.[1] In baseball, the term contact hitter is used to describe a hitter who does not strike out often. Thus, they are usually able …   Wikipedia

  • Designated hitter — In baseball, the designated hitter rule is the common name for Major League Baseball Rule 6.10,[1] an official position adopted by the American League in 1973 that allows teams to designate a player, known as the designated hitter (abbreviated… …   Wikipedia

  • Clutch hitter — A clutch hitter is a baseball player with a knack for coming up with the big hit. The big hit is typically a game deciding hit, sometimes a home run, often coming with two outs. Being known as a clutch hitter is a position of high honor and… …   Wikipedia