\ˈrī-tē \
plural righties

Definition of righty 

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Our starting pitcher is a righty.

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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 When Altuve hits third, Alex Bregman — another righty — is second. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' A.J. Hinch sees value in Rays' strategy of starting relievers," 24 May 2018 Another is a righty with a beautiful game and a picturesque one-handed backhand. The Si Staff, SI.com, "French Open 2018 Preview Roundtable: Predictions, Dark Horses, More," 23 May 2018 The 6-foot-6 Glennon, 18, a righty hurler as well, duplicated Gray’s 4-3 mark and chalked up 39 strikeouts on the mound. Andrew Higginbottom, BostonGlobe.com, "Gray, Glennon led Rockland hardball turnaround," 8 June 2018 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

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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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