\ ˈrī-tē \
plural righties

Definition of righty

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Our starting pitcher is a righty.

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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 The chess match is just beginning for Lucchesi, whose next outing, in Phoenix, serves up the challenge of desert conditions and righty sluggers Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock. Tom Krasovic, sandiegouniontribune.com, "As Giants cooled, Padres had a clue in pitching game, with Lucchesi at fore," 16 Apr. 2018 The righty is likely to become a long reliever with the Yankees. Ben Nuckols, The Seattle Times, "Osuna, Giles, more relievers move as trade deadline nears," 30 July 2018 More: What scouts say about Detroit Tigers' first 10 draft picks ♦ Coming off Monday’s doubleheader against the Yankees, nearing the end of a stretch of 18 games in 17 days, the team could really use the return of righty Alex Wilson. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Alex Wilson could soon be activated off disabled list for Detroit Tigers," 6 June 2018 The Orioles go with an all-righty lineup to face Chen, meaning no Chris Davis for the fourth straight game. Josh Land, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles on deck: What to watch Saturday vs. Marlins, plus lineups, broadcast info and more," 16 June 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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\ ˈrī-tē \
plural righties

Kids Definition of righty

: a right-handed person

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