relief pitcher


Definition of relief pitcher

: a baseball pitcher who takes over for another during a game

Examples of relief pitcher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Red Sox relief pitcher Phillips Valdez tested positive for COVID-19, the 12th player to do so since Kiké Hérnandez first tested positive on Aug. 27., 12 Sep. 2021 Until now, Ugas’s biggest claims to fame have been his friendship with the Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, and his bad luck with boxing judges. New York Times, 20 Aug. 2021 Texas - Andrew Chafin entered Tuesday’s game in Cleveland as the sixth A’s relief pitcher of the night. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Aug. 2021 Randy ended up playing Major League Baseball for twelve years as a relief pitcher with the San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, and Toronto Blue Jays. Billie Jean King, Los Angeles Times, 12 Aug. 2021 Billy Bob’s Texas, the 4,000-seat music venue in Fort Worth, took on the role of relief pitcher Wednesday by saving Friday night’s Jason Isbell concert from possible cancellation. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, 11 Aug. 2021 Ten years later, Givens was the Cincinnati Reds’ biggest trade deadline acquisition as a relief pitcher. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 5 Aug. 2021 Stewart, a rookie relief pitcher on the 1981 World Series team, told USA TODAY Sports. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 5 July 2021 When Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto scored the game-tying run Friday night on a wild pitch by St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Helsley, Votto didn't slide into home. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 25 July 2021

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First Known Use of relief pitcher

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of relief pitcher was in 1884

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20 Sep 2021

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“Relief pitcher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of relief pitcher

: a pitcher who comes into a game when another pitcher is removed from the game

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