Entry from US English dictionary
Baseball A pitcher who enters the game in place of the previous pitcher.
- The second key event in the Dodgers' year was in the World Series, when Gibson, playing on injured knees, managed to hit a game winning home run off of the most feared relief pitcher at the time, Dennis Eckersley.
- Though if she recalled correctly, her home team Forester would have lost if Bailey's relief pitcher hadn't lost the game.
- Stats such as batting averages and the earned-run average of the ace relief pitcher can be updated as the game goes on.
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Syllabification: re·lief pitch·er
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