Definition of slugger
: one that strikes hard or with heavy blows: such asa : a prizefighter who punches hard but has usually little defensive skillb : a hard-hitting batter in baseball
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The Mets, who played in the 2015 World Series, were expected to contend for a playoff spot this season, but have sputtered to a 23-28 start due to injuries to ace Noah Syndergaard, closer Jeurys Familia and slugger Yoenis Cespedes.
Expected to contend for a playoff spot, the Mets are 23-28, hurt by injuries to ace starter Noah Syndergaard, closer Jeurys Familia and slugger Yoenis Cespedes.
Strickland hit Harper in the hip with a pitch in the eighth inning of Monday’s game, a 3-0 Nationals victory, and Harper, the Washington slugger, charged the mound, wildly firing his helmet and trading punches to the head with Strickland.
Los Angeles was 26-28 going Monday night’s game at home against Atlanta, and the lineup recently missed ailing slugger Albert Pujols.
Enraged, the Washington slugger charged the mound, fired his helmet and traded punches to the head with reliever Hunter Strickland, setting off a wild brawl Monday during the Nationals' 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants.
The Cubs’ 25-year-old slugger was asked what was a greater moment last winter –
Stifling Spanberger Arkansas slugger Chad Spanberger came into the day with five homers over four tournament games to raise his season total to 19.
Starter Dan Straily and the Marlins bullpen limited the impact of the Angels sluggers, with Martin Maldonado’s two-run homer the most damaging blow.
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First Known Use of slugger
SLUGGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slugger for English Language Learners
: a boxer who punches hard
baseball : a batter who hits many home runs
SLUGGER Defined for Kids
Definition of slugger for Students
: a boxer or baseball batter who hits hard
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