\ˈrī-tē \
plural righties

Definition of righty 

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Our starting pitcher is a righty.

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If Oregon State sticks with the same rotation of junior right-hander Bryce Fehmel (10-1, 2.77), senior lefty Luke Heimlich (15-1, 2.42) and freshman righty Kevin Abel (4-1, 3.58), each would pitch on a week's rest. Ron Richmond For The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "Oregon State Beavers celebrate 6 MLB draft picks, prep for super regional foe Minnesota," 5 June 2018 Right-hander Reynaldo Lopez (4-5, 3.68 ERA) takes the mound for the Sox against Astros righty Lance McCullers Jr. (9-3, 3.55). Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson out of lineup against Astros," 6 July 2018 The Mariners wanted to send righty Taijuan Walker along with prospects for Boyd and Martinez. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Seattle Mariners interested in Detroit Tigers' Mathew Boyd, per report," 21 June 2018 One of the youngest regulars at the Class AA level, the 19-year-old righty hitter has always shown big power for his age and is reputed as both a capable defender at shortstop and a team leader with precocious baseball intelligence. 2. Ted Berg, For The Win, "7 MLB prospects to watch at the 2018 Futures Game," 13 July 2018 In that same span (over 9⅔ innings), the 27-year-old righty has permitted four hits, and opponents are batting .125. Vito Chirco, Detroit Free Press, "Five Detroit Tigers numbers you need to know this week," 2 July 2018 The unheralded Ryne Stanek, a 26-year-old righty, has a 1.85 ERA in 24.1 innings of work. Jack Dickey, SI.com, "Midseason Report Card: Red Sox, Yankees Continue to Control the AL East," 29 June 2018 But the Astros righty (who still sports a 2.12 ERA) turned human again in June, opening the field to Luis Severino, Chris Sale, and Corey Kluber. Si.com Staff, SI.com, "Midseason Roundtable: The SI Staff Makes Some Second-Half Predictions," 11 July 2018 Colton, the righty, smacked a double into right field to lead off the bottom of the first. Sam Dodge, latimes.com, "Newport Beach Baseball Assn. wins PONY Section opener," 6 July 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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\ˈrī-tē \
plural righties

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: a right-handed person

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