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switch-hitter

A colloquial term for a bisexual person, a metaphor borrowed from baseball referring to a player who has a good batting average swinging from either the left or right side.
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222 lefty, and he has wondered how much he gains as a switch hitter.
And regular left fielder Jose Cruz, a switch hitter mired in a horrendous slump, sat for the third day in a row.
DaVanon is a switch hitter but rarely gets at-bats from the right side.
On the plus side, Bradley adds a slashing switch hitter - if not a home run terror - speed and a good glove to the Dodgers' lineup.
Izturis has become an effective switch hitter after struggling last year.
A 6-foot-5, 220-pound switch hitter with power from both sides of the plate, Borchard's weakness is that he strikes out too much.
Murray went on to trail only Mickey Mantle for home runs by a switch hitter with 504.
He's a switch hitter and can fill an outfield spot.
A natural right-handed hitter, Williams is being developed as a switch hitter because the parent club believes getting him a step closer to first base will get him a step closer to the big leagues.
In the bottom of the eighth, Piniella stuck with Rhodes, probably because Spiezio, a switch hitter, had no home runs this season right-handed.
In the bottom of the eighth, Piniella stayed with Rhodes, probably because Spiezio, a switch hitter, had no home runs right-handed.