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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He emerged as a prominent switch-hitter with power, hitting 12 home runs in 1923.
I begin with the simplifying procedure of counting switch-hitters as left-handed batters when they face right-handed pitchers and right-handed batters when they face left-handed pitchers.
Mickey Mantle, nicknamed the "home run hitter" for the incredible 536 homers he scored as a switch-hitter with the New York Yankees during the 1950s and '60s, ended his career at the relatively young age of 36 because of recurring injuries to his knees.
Mickey Mantle, the switch-hitter who is electrifying fans and electrocuting the opposition, is the most talked-about player in baseball today.
The Braves also seem to be covered at the position with a strong season from switch-hitter Johan Camargo.
The 24-year-old switch-hitter has recently returned from a break in Los Angeles where he picked up valuable sparring in the world famous Wild Card gym.
"Qais is what we call a natural switch-hitter, a right-hander who can box as southpaw," said Woodhall, a coaching consultant for GB Boxing.
The switch-hitter went 3 for 6 with a home run and three RBIs.
But 2004 Olympic bronze-medalist Dirrell (18-0, 13KOs), a skilful switch-hitter, is full of confidence heading into the first fight of a six-man tournament.
A switch-hitter, Lane hit .353 for Sandy Creek High School this spring, despite wrist and hamstring injuries.
However, the Bradford switch-hitter managed to pin his opponent down in the second half of the fight.
But Bradford switch-hitter Witter looks likely to get a shot at the flashy American first after being installed as the WBC's mandatory challenger.