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

Definition of righty

Examples of righty in a Sentence

Our starting pitcher is a righty.

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Milwaukee is 16th against righty pitching with a collective OPS of .757. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers odds, picks and betting tips," 7 Sep. 2019 Boston, which has lost two of its last three -- including Tuesday’s 6-5 defeat at the hands of Minnesota at Fenway -- is scheduled to send Eduardo Rodriguez to the hill against Twins’ righty Jose Berrios. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Red Sox-Twins set to start at 7:55 p.m.," 4 Sep. 2019 But Green wanted to give Austin Hedges a start, as Mejia will start Sunday against righty Kenta Maeda, who has held right-handed hitters to a majors-low .154 batting average. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Eric Hosmer lobbies to keep Greg Garcia local," 3 Aug. 2019 Instead of facing a pitcher with a 3.87 ERA, the Giants went up against righty Tyler Chatwood who entered with a 4.30 ERA. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Giants play like they did in April and May in rare July loss to Cubs," 24 July 2019 Blame the rabbit ball, though at least the homers aren’t hurting Verlander much: 18 of those 23 dingers have been of the solo variety thanks to the veteran righty’s majors-best ability to keep runners off base. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "Awards Watch: DJ LeMahieu Is Making a Run at Mike Trout in the AL MVP Race," 1 July 2019 Milwaukee's offense did almost nothing against righty Pablo López, who came in 3-5 with a 4.99 ERA. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Marlins 16, Brewers 0: A laugher from the very start," 4 June 2019 Junis, a righty, allowed a .292 batting average and .824 OPS in 401 plate appearances against lefties entering Sunday's start. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "George Springer, José Altuve get the day off as Astros continue to rest for postseason," 15 Sep. 2019 In Arkansas the soon-to-be 24-year-old righty is roughly 1.3 years younger than his competition on average. oregonlive.com, "Is the Seattle Mariners’ future the Arkansas Travelers’ present?," 15 Aug. 2019

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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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