switch-hitter


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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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Most Home Runs By Switch-hitters, Season THROUGH THE 2005 SEASON, ONLY NINE SWITCH-HITTERS have hit 35 or more home runs in a season with Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle the only one to reach the 50-HR plateau.
Up to this point, Walt Wilmot of the Chicago Cubs was the only switch-hitter to lead the National League, smacking 13 home runs in 1890, and tying for the league lead with Oyster Burns and Mike Tiernan.
A switch-hitter always takes the advantageous side, batting left-handed against a right-handed pitcher and right-handed against a left-handed pitcher.
Being a switch-hitter it's a constant work in progress," he said.
The Bradford switch-hitter knows this is his last hope of being world champion and he has already had to put up with a three-week postponement to the fight.
When you're a switch-hitter, it's like you're always struggling from one side or the other.
Canadian switch-hitter Syd Vanderpool won on last weekend's big Las Vegas show, battering Demetrius Jenkins - beaten by Clinton Woods in Sheffield last month - to defeat in nine rounds.
He may fancy himself as a boxer but when he gets in the ring with a switch-hitter and someone who is as slick as James Hare, he'll find that boxing just isn't going to work for him," declared Aston.
10 Last season, Chase Headley became the seventh switch-hitter to win a league RBI crown when he paced the National League with 115.
The Kirkby switch-hitter cruised to a 60-54 points win and there looks plenty still to come from the stylish 22-year-old.
300-plus batting average in Major League Baseball is needed to be considered one - it takes even more dedication in the batting cages in and out of season to become a successful switch-hitter.
The Bradford switch-hitter is sick of Hatton's excuses and the 32-year-old is willing to sacrifice his purse to give the British boxing public the fight they want.