cleanup position

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Noun1.cleanup position - (baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
batting order, lineup, card - (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat; "the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"
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3 hitter in the lineup and Gehrig followed in the cleanup position in each of those seasons except for 1928 and 1929 when both sluggers hit in different slots in the batting order.
WEST BOYLSTON - Shane Sampson hasn't had the most memorable baseball season thus far, as a wrist injury has forced him to be the team's designated hitter and a midseason slump moved him from his typical cleanup position to sixth in the order.
5 million; working with the wind-energy industry and the military to map where tall wind turbines can be erected without encroaching on low-level flight corridors; and turning one of his staff positions into an illegal-dumping cleanup position that has collected more than 150 tons of garbage over the past year.