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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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Retiring in 1941, Rip's 135 lifetime home runs placed him at the top of the all-time list, among career switch-hitters.
Switch-hitters do better than right-handed batters do against right-handed pitchers, but they are less successful than left-handed batters are against right-handed pitchers.
Murray, himself a switch-hitter who slugged his way into the Hall of Fame, is spending a lot of time this spring trying to correct that for Betemit.
10 Besides Chase Headley, the six other switch-hitters to lead his league in RBI are Mark Teixeira (2009), Ruben Sierra (1989), Eddie Murray (1981) and Mickey Mantle (1956) in the American League, and Lance Berkman (2002) and Howard Johnson (1991) in the National League.
He's like many switch-hitters to follow him, who have trained themselves with endless hours of practice, to do something that feels so unnatural to most.
The four switch-hitters who totaled 500 or more lifetime doubles are Pete Rose (746), Eddie Murray (560), Chipper Jones (526) and Roberto Alomar (504).
The eight other switch-hitters to win a league batting title besides Chipper Jones include Mickey Mantle (1956), Pete Rose (1968-69, 1973), Willie Wilson (1982).
Collect ten points if you can identify four switch-hitters who have captured league MVP honors.
Since 1970 there have been seven switch-hitters who have won a league batting title.