switch hitter

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switch hitter

n.
1. Baseball A player who can bat either right-handed or left-handed.
2. Slang One who is attracted to both sexes; one who is bisexual.

switch′-hit′ v.
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With southpaw Garrett Olson on the mound for Baltimore last night, the Boston lineup featured three switch hitters - Jed Lowrie, Jason Varitek and Coco Crisp - as it has several times this season.
Of the 1,222 players who at one time or another comprised the 2000 season rosters of major league teams, 794 (65%) batted right, 332 (27%) batted left, and 96 (8%) were switch hitters.
Two high school players who have become switch hitters are Doherty sophomore second baseman/shortstop Bedward Ortiz and Westboro junior outfielder/shortstop Nick DelBuono.
The offseason addition of switch hitters Todd Hundley and Devon White helped give the lineup diversity, but there are no other quality left-handed hitters in the organization.
The record was also a National League mark for switch hitters.
Vitals: Fifth on all-time home run list for switch hitters (264).