pinch hitter

noun

Definition of pinch hitter

: one that pinch-hits

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Examples of pinch hitter in a Sentence

the business owners brought in a pinch hitter until a permanent manager could be hired
Recent Examples on the Web A batter later, pinch hitter Greg Garcia grounded to first baseman Max Muncy, who initially considered firing home after Profar was caught halfway down the line. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Padres keep closing gap on Dodgers as big series roars to life," 14 Sep. 2020 Diaz singled as a pinch hitter in the ninth in his first major league at-bat. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Braves vs. Marlins MLB (8/16) time, TV channel, watch online," 16 Aug. 2020 But Rowan Wick coaxed pinch hitter José Osuna into a fielder's choice for his third career save. Jay Cohen, Star Tribune, "Chatwood fans 11, Cubs hit 3 homers to beat Pirates 4-3," 1 Aug. 2020 Marlins second baseman Jonathan Villar made a diving catch in shallow center to rob the Mets of a run in the fifth, and then was replaced by a pinch hitter in the sixth. orlandosentinel.com, "Miguel Rojas gets key hit as Marlins beat Mets and Stetson alum Jacob deGrom 5-3," 31 Aug. 2020 Diaz singled as a pinch hitter in the ninth in his first major league at-bat. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Braves vs. Marlins MLB (8/16) time, TV channel, watch online," 16 Aug. 2020 The next inning, Yency Almonte gave up a solo shot to pinch hitter A.J. Pollock that proved to be the game winner. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Rockies blow another late lead, lose again to Dodgers in MLB The Show 20," 26 May 2020 Diaz singled as a pinch hitter in the ninth in his first major league at-bat. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Braves vs. Marlins MLB (8/16) time, TV channel, watch online," 16 Aug. 2020 Regarding this year’s chef and menu, Renner admitted Osteria Bigolaro was brought in as a pinch hitter for last year’s venue, the Livia Italian Eatery in Geneva, which was unavailable due to scheduling issues. David Sharos, chicagotribune.com, "Aurora food pantry raises funds by offering special meals fresh from its garden," 15 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of pinch hitter

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Pinch hitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinch%20hitter. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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pinch hitter

noun

Kids Definition of pinch hitter

1 : a baseball player who is sent in to bat for another
2 : a person who does another's work in an emergency

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