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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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Robert McConnell, "Searching Out The Switch Hitters," The Baseball Research Journal (1973): 1.
222 lefty, and he has wondered how much he gains as a switch hitter.
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.
That's just the approach the Angels want from Spiezio, a switch hitter who hit a career-high 17 homers in 2000 and 13 last year.
300 the past four years and last year hit 21 home runs to set the Reds' season record for homers by a switch hitter.
It could mean additional playing time for Spiezio, who is a switch hitter but not as good from the right side.
Of the 1,222 players who at one time or another comprised the 2000 season rosters of major league teams, 794 (65%) batted right, 332 (27%) batted left, and 96 (8%) were switch hitters.