batter batter  /ˈbæ tər/


  1. (n) (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
  2. (n) a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking
  3. (v) strike against forcefully
  4. (v) strike violently and repeatedly
  5. (v) make a dent or impression in


  1. Williams devoted his life to winning the elemental battle between batter and pitcher.
  2. It's like a batter stepping out of a batter's box against a great pitcher.
  3. Hence, instead of serving a ball that the batter can hit, the pitcher throws four wild ones in succession, passing the batter to first base.


  1. Co-ed softball league starting in Waynesville

    Batter up ladies and gentlemen. The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer a co-ed softball league this summer. There will be an organizational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Waynesville Recreation Center.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Smoky Mountain News

  2. Pitcher Safety Against Liners Still Issue for MLB

    Cleveland Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano has a recurring dream. A batter hits a line drive right back up the middle and it's screaming toward his head.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Goldschmidt homer gives D-backs win over Marlins

    PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt hit a walkoff home run off the batter's eye in dead center field to help the Diamondbacks break a four-game losing streak for a 3-2 victory over Miami on Tuesday.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "That's the toughest thing for an umpire to read - intentional," Reilly said. "But we absolutely had a situation, we had a batter hit and then the retaliation, pitch up high. And we figured at that point that we should put a warning in to...
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Mike Reilly Source: USA Today

  2. "We felt we needed a cover top-order batter, rather than cover for our middle order," said New Zealand selector Mark Greatbatch.
    on Mar 14, 2010 By: Mark Greatbatch Source: BBC Sport

  3. "From the first batter, it really set the tone. It allowed me to get comfortable," Blanton said.
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Joe Blanton Source: Houston Chronicle

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