hitter hitter  /ˈhɪ tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
  2. (n) someone who hits

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Don Larsen had pitched the first perfect major-league no-hitter in 34 years, and the first no-hitter-of any kind in World Series history.
  2. During the game, his Yankees teammates abided by the superstition that no one was to talk to the pitcher throwing a no-hitter, lest they would jinx the history unfolding before them.
  3. Slap hitter Ichiro Suzuki and a dozen or so Japanese pitchers are shining in North America, but Matsui is the only fully fledged power hitter ever to make the trans-Pacific leap.

News

  1. Shore throws no-hitter for Coon Rapids in 3A baseball quarterfinals

    Logan Shore waited for the state’s biggest stage to throw his first no-hitter.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. St. Louis Cardinals, National League Should Embrace Designated Hitter

    COMMENTARY | I hate the designated hitter. Let me be clear about that before we begin. As far as I'm concerned, the DH is baseball's only legalized form of cheating and deserves to be unceremoniously scrapped.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Dock Ellis Threw a No-Hitter Against the Padres While on LSD

    The late, great Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on June 12, 1970 while under the influence of LSD. The talented group over at No Mas  put together this entertaining animation to shed light on one of the wildest sports stories you'll ever hear.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "I was hoping it was staying in there, give him enough room to catch it," Buehrle said of Wise's catch in a televised postgame interview. "I know the guys were doing everything they could to save the no-hitter, the perfect game, whatever it...
    on Jul 23, 2009 By: Mark Buehrle Source: New York Times

  2. "It's one of those bittersweet moments. You throw a no hitter and it's against your old team," Jackson added. "At least it's with a crowd that you've had accomplishment with and you can do in front of someone who will appreciate it."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Edwin Jackson Source: phillyBurbs.com

  3. "You've always been a great hitter and you broke a great record," Bush told Bonds on the phone, according to White House spokesman Tony Fratto.
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: President Bush Source: ESPN

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