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

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Our starting pitcher is a righty.

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As a righty: .234 batting average and .299 on-base percentage. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart continues to make strides as right-handed hitter," 14 June 2018 Right-handed hitter Steve Pearce is set to start at first base Monday night at Yankee Stadium against New York righty Luis Severino. Mike Fitzpatrick, The Seattle Times, "Moreland out for Red Sox, Hicks for Yanks in Game 3 of ALDS," 8 Oct. 2018 While deals materialized for Jake Arrieta and Lance Lynn, righty Alex Cobb is still on the market. Jesse Yomtov, USA TODAY, "Opening Day countdown: Justin Turner, Shohei Ohtani and other MLB questions that need answers," 20 Mar. 2018 The 31-year-old righty been more than up to the task with a 0.79 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 34 innings. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Fantasy baseball waiver wire: Jorge Polanco, Shohei Ohtani return to action," 7 July 2018 Well, from the Mets come outfielder Jay Bruce, reliever Anthony Swarzak, 23-year-old righty Gerson Bautista and a pair of gifted prospects — outfielder Jarred Kelenic and right-handed pitcher Justin Dunn. Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "Mariners have torn their core asunder, but will it lead to a bright future?," 4 Dec. 2018 The 6-foot-3, 200-pound righty set the school record for ERA in a season and held batters to a .106 average. Jon J. Kerr, chicagotribune.com, "Pioneer Press 2018 All-Area baseball First Team," 21 June 2018 The same goes for lefty Yohander Mendez and righty Ariel Jurado. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Gallardo is pitching well, but there's another reason Rangers may pick him to replace Moore," 12 June 2018 Media: Sports Illustrated Hinch deploys a similar regular, righty-heavy batting order with George Springer leading off, Jose Altuve hitting second or third, Carlos Correa cleaning up. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' A.J. Hinch sees value in Rays' strategy of starting relievers," 24 May 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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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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