big hitter


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big hitter

n
1. (General Sporting Terms) a sportsperson who is capable of hitting the ball long or hard
2. informal an influential and important person: one of the government's big hitters.
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Draw (Betting from Coral) 1 Mountjoy Jasper (5-1), 2 Go Big Hitter (7-4), 3 Brians Mate (10-1), 4 Droopys Kirbee (20-1), 5 White Blaze (m) (8-1), 6 Droopys Carvalho (w) (5-4)
Go Big Hitter, winner of three of his five races since joining Dean Childs last month, is considered a 7-2 chance for outright honours and a 6-4 chance to claim his place in Friday's final with victory in the opening heat.
Lenson Earl, one of three semifinalists for trainer Tony Collett, had impressed with his tenacity when denying Midway Skipper in the second round, and ran on strongly to beat Go Big Hitter by three and a half lengths in 41.36sec.
DUBAI -- Pakistan survived an onslaught by big hitter Glenn Maxwell to win the second T20 international by 11 runs in a last over finish against Australia in Dubai on Friday.
Ballwin, MO, June 30, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Ben Zuckerman of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently earned the firm's exclusive Big Hitter Award for outstanding performance during 2016.
France will win tonight, but odds of 2-5 can appeal only to the big hitters. I've never been a big hitter, or indeed a big hit, so will instead l'ump on the French at 21-20 to win without conceding.
BIG HITTER: Eugenie | |Bouchard fires in a double backhander
Schwartzel is much more than just a big hitter, as he showed when winning the Masters in 2011, but length off the tee is definitely one of his strengths - he averages more than 300 yards - and he clearly loves the opportunity to make the most of that, winning in 2004 and finishing second on four subsequent occasions, including two of the last three years.
"And Stokesy is a strong guy, a big hitter of the ball.
"We want to let guys walk onto his shots because he's a big hitter as well.
THE Conservative leader in the Welsh Assembly says he is sorry to lose "big hitter"
The Kentucky League of Cities presented Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson with the "Big Hitter Award" at its annual conference, recognizing him as an individual who has "gone to bat" in the best interest of cities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.