contact hitter

noun

Definition of contact hitter

: a hitter in baseball who seldom strikes out

Examples of contact hitter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not for the renowned contact hitter who finished with as many homers as Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker, stars of the deadball era. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2022 Last spring, the right-handed Wagner was a contact hitter. Matt Le Cren, chicagotribune.com, 5 Apr. 2022 And as a speedy contact hitter in the lineup of Joe Maddon, who stresses on-base ability, aggressive baserunning and situational hitting more than most managers, Wade won’t have to worry about being a Bronx Bomber. Austin Knoblauchassistant Editor, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2022 But Mount's work as a contact hitter get drafted by the Reds in the 16th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 9 Mar. 2022 Solid contact hitter who tapped into his power as the season progressed. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 9 July 2021 From 2014-18, Christian Vázquez hit 10 homers in 999 plate appearances, developing a reputation as a contact hitter who sprayed the ball. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Aug. 2021 Olson has turned himself into an exceptional contact hitter while maintaining his power stroke. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 July 2021 Nonetheless, Gwynn was baseball’s quintessential contact hitter. Nick Harris, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of contact hitter

1982, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

15 May 2022

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“Contact hitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contact%20hitter. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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