come·​back·​er | \ ˈkəm-ˌba-kər How to pronounce comebacker (audio) \

Definition of comebacker

: a grounder in baseball hit directly to the pitcher

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But Buck Farmer threw away a comebacker in the seventh, allowing one run to score, and Eduardo Nunez tagged him for an RBI single in the eighth, providing the final score. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers lose to Red Sox again after another long rain delay, 10-6," 7 July 2019 Then Corey Kluber broke his throwing arm against Miami, taking a comebacker. Marc Bona,, "Indians’ Mike Clevinger looks strong in rehab start in Akron (video)," 11 June 2019 In his one inning, Schuback got a comebacker, the first time a ball was hit in fair territory, and a pair of strikeouts. Monte Umsted, Pomerado News, "Trio combines for perfect Poway city championship win," 10 June 2019 Tyler Duffey worked out of a jam in the eighth, getting Dawel Lugo to hit a comebacker to strand two in scoring position. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, "Twins break through late against Tigers," 7 June 2019 But Brewer wriggled free of the menace, recording the first out on a sacrifice bunt that put runners on second and third with one out, and then getting Cruz to tap a comebacker to the mound. Alex Speier,, "Red Sox win sixth in a row, but blanking mighty Twins was impressive," 17 June 2019 Tatis doubled his next time up, went to third on a grounder and scored on a comebacker to the mound — sprinting home after pitcher Peter Lambert looked him back to third and then turned his back to throw to first base for an out. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Prayers up after beleaguered bullpen comes through; Tatis stuns again," 17 June 2019 Jesús Aguilar, batting in Woodruff's spot to start the Milwaukee sixth, doubled only to be caught off second and tagged out on Lorenzo Cain's comebacker. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 10, Pirates 3: Offense backs solid effort from Brandon Woodruff," 7 June 2019 Ben Bowden quickly got the next two batters on a strikeout and a comebacker to the mound to secure the victory and his 18th save of the season. Staff Report,, "Yard Goats’ no-hitter broken up by bunt single in ninth," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of comebacker

1954, in the meaning defined above

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