Definition of dinger
: home run 1
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Home runs — also known as long balls, four-baggers, dingers and taters — have been a major attraction in baseball since Babe Ruth slugged 54 in 1920, his first season with the Yankees.
A night after hitting two dingers, Rainiers left fielder Tyler O’Neill hit another home run, his 14th of the season, but Tacoma lost 6-3 at Reno in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday night.
Dingers as the Driver Even in a year that's featuring record home run rates (1.26 per team per game)—perhaps due in part to juiced baseballs and a philosophical shift in hitting styles—
Breazeale hit his first professional dinger leading off the seventh and in the very next inning, Ripken drilled his first as an IronBird, a three-run shot to left field.
Dodger dingers: The Dodgers have a 10-game winning streak.
Nine MLB players homered on both Mother’s and Father’s Day this year — including three dingers each by the D-backs’ Paul Goldschmidt, the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina, the Astros’ George Springer and the Rockies’ Pat Valaika.
The NL leader, Cody Bellinger, hit his 22nd in the first inning of the Dodgers 12-0 win over the Mets, in which Corey Seager also smashed three dingers.
Stanton’s dinger Tuesday was a part of Miami’s game-winning rally in the fifth, five consecutive two-out hits to turn a tie into a four-run cushion against Oakland starter Jharel Cotton (five innings, five runs).
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Origin and Etymology of dinger
perhaps from ding to strike + 2-er
First Known Use: 1974See Words from the same year
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