Definition of relief pitcher in English:

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relief pitcher

Entry from US English dictionary


Baseball A pitcher who enters the game in place of the previous pitcher.
Example sentences
  • 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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