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 This season alone the Mets have lost two of their best players to injuries (catcher Francisco Alvarez and right-handed ace Kodai Senga), and the clubhouse recently held a players-only meeting on the same night the Mets drew ire for their treatment of relief pitcher Jorge Lopez. Abbey Mastrocco, Hartford Courant, 9 June 2024 Hall of Fame voters have been reluctant to vote in relief pitchers given their relative lack of innings pitched compared to starters. Abbey Mastracco, New York Daily News, 23 Jan. 2024 Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Will Klein achieved a significant first in Sunday’s 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 4 June 2024 Listen to this article 1 of 6 Dodgers relief pitcher Daniel Hudson (41) celebrates with catcher Austin Barnes after a 4-0 win over the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 2, 2024. Bill Plunkett, Orange County Register, 2 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for relief pitcher 

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of relief pitcher was in 1884

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“Relief pitcher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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relief pitcher

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

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