come·​back·​er | \ˈkəm-ˌba-kər \

Definition of comebacker 

: a grounder in baseball hit directly to the pitcher

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New York trailed 10-0 in the fourth when Luke Voit hit a comebacker off the bare hand of Eovaldi, and Hernandez signaled Voit beat the throw from second baseman Brock Holt for an infield hit . Ronald Blum, The Seattle Times, "Hernandez reversed on 3 of 4 replays in Yanks-Red Sox Game 3," 8 Oct. 2018 Keuchel then looked more like himself, regularly rendering grounders and snaring a comebacker that left Ryon Healy stunned in awe after his two steps out of the batter's box. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Dallas Keuchel struggles in Astros' loss to Mariners," 5 June 2018 The comebacker clocked at 96 mph crushed his right arm. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "Phillies' Vince Velasquez injured by comebacker, makes great play anyway," 30 June 2018 Jones was caught off third base on a comebacker to the mound by Candelario. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers 3 observations: Bullpen's back end a real bright spot," 18 June 2018 Hamels could have been out of the inning, but a comebacker deflected off his glove and another run scored. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers score 7 runs in 1st inning against Texas Rangers. Here's how," 7 July 2018 The game ended when Mulholland fielded Casey Martin's comebacker and threw to second to start a double play. Eric Olson, Houston Chronicle, "Oregon State forces Game 3 at College World Series; Arkansas laments blown chance," 28 June 2018 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Amir Garrett had a scare on the mound last night after being hit by a comebacker from Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Cincinnati Reds pitcher Amir Garrett has lower-leg injury after getting hit by a comebacker," 27 June 2018 Main threats look like favorite Promnesia and comebacker Halo Darlin. John Cherwa,, "Racing! The latest from Jon White and his Kentucky Derby poll," 13 Apr. 2018

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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