\ ˈrī-tē How to pronounce righty (audio) \
plural righties

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Examples of righty in a Sentence

Our starting pitcher is a righty.
Recent Examples on the Web The 36-year-old righty spent several seasons pitching for Pittsburgh early in his career. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Dodgers-Braves live stream (10/12): How to watch NLCS Game 1 online, TV, time," 12 Oct. 2020 The 6-foot-2, 205-pound righty finished his three-year career 7-3 with a 3.28 ERA, 123 strikeouts and just 37 walks in 112 1/3 innings (20 starts). Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Round 2 MLB draft targets: Power pitchers, bats available," 11 June 2020 The 25-year-old righty was the fifth overall pick in the 2017 draft out of Vanderbilt. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Astros-Rays live stream (10/14): How to watch ALCS game 4 online, TV, time," 14 Oct. 2020 But in Game 2, rather than pitching Masahiro Tanaka on normal rest, the Yankees opened with 21-year-old righty Deivi Garcia, who pitched one inning and allowed a home run to the red-hot Randy Arozarena before giving way to J.A. Happ. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Alex Rodriguez critical of New York Yankees' Game 2 pitching decision: 'It was a mistake'," 8 Oct. 2020 The side-arming righty went 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA and 1.243 WHIP, and was unscored upon in 12 of his final 13 outings (0.71 ERA). Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Corbin Burnes, Devin Williams receive Brewers' top individual awards for the 2020 season," 7 Oct. 2020 Tyler Cyr, a 27-year-old righty Zaidi singled out for his strides toward the end of camp. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Top Giants prospects might reach Oracle Park sooner with bottleneck expected in minors," 2 Oct. 2020 Meanwhile, the Dodgers have posted a 1.092 OPS against second-year righty and likely Game 1 starter Chris Paddack, and the Padres’ whole-staff approach that won Game 3 of the wild-card series will only get less sustainable with each round. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "MLB playoffs: Which teams have the clearest path to a title? Ranking contenders 1-8," 5 Oct. 2020 The 6-foot-4 righty blanked the Dodgers for two innings, allowing one hit and a walk in his postseason debut. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waiver claim and sidearmer Eric Yardley has been as reliable as they come out of Brewers' bullpen," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of righty

1949, in the meaning defined above

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6 Nov 2020

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“Righty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/righty. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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\ ˈrī-tē How to pronounce righty (audio) \
plural righties

Kids Definition of righty

: a right-handed person

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