The role of a pinch hitter
was a crucial one in the early days of one-day cricket.
"I finished second on three or four occasions and this is a race very dear to my heart - I still think that Pinch Hitter
's first win in the race was the best day of my life."
Veeck's use of a midget pinch hitter
was immediately compared to the plot of "You Could Look it Up," a short story by the noted humorist James Thurber, which first appeared in the April 5,1941, issue of the Saturday Evening Post.
He went 3-for-7 as a pinch hitter
, including a two-run homer and a single in place of future Cy Young Award-winner Jim Perry.
After an out, pinch hitter
Lauren O'Toole walked to load the bases and shortstop Kiana Lloyd -- who made several brilliant defensive plays -- doubled to left to score Smith and Trainor and make it 3-0.
KEIZER - Pinch hitter
Clint Moore broke a tie with a two-out, two-run double off the left-field fence in the top of the eighth inning, and the Eugene Emeralds completed a three-game road sweep of Salem-Keizer with a 6-3 victory Friday night at Volcanoes Stadium.
Sanchez appeared to be in cruise control through seven innings, allowing only a solo homer to Troy Tulowitzki, throwing only 81 pitches, and not allowing a walk. But the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be disastrous as Sanchez allowed back to back hits and throwing the ball away when Colorado pinch hitter
Alfredo Amezaga sacrificed to the pitcher, allowing Ryan Spilborghs to score.
Only the Noel Meade-trained Pinch Hitter
(1982 and 1983) has landed the valuable handicap in consecutive years.
Jon Heyman (http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman/statuses/8119270376) tweets that the Colorado Rockies have agreed with pinch hitter
and occasional first baseman Jason Giambi on a one-year deal expected to be worth $1.5 million.
Former outfielder and deluxe pinch hitter
recalls his role in the Dodgers N.L.
Johnson took a leaf out of his old manager's book and sent Sheriff Harris, a very good pinch hitter
, up to hit for pitcher Bobby Burke.
Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Newman hit an RBI single, all with two outs, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to defeat the Cubs 3-2 on Friday night.
He did come in as a pinch hitter
in the eighth and was walked intentionally.
Dubai New Zealand cricket team selector Mark Greatbatch is cricket's first pinch hitter
. He introduced it during the 1992 World Cup and transformed the art of batting in One-day cricket.
Hansen, the Mariners' engaging, easygoing clubhouse sage, is a left-handed pinch hitter
, the person who--along with his frequent foe, the left-handed relief specialist--often claims the smallest share of a box score.