clutch hitter

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n.1.(Baseball) a batter who hits safely more frequently when men are on base or the team is behind in the score.
Clutching at the phantoms of the stock market.
- Bankroft.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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For the majority of the 13 innings they played last night, the Red Sox were one clutch hitter short.
Lawrence Peter Berra, known to the world as Yogi, was a tough catcher and a feared clutch hitter who helped the Yankees dominate baseball from 1947 to 1963.
Pedroia has not been a very good clutch hitter for a couple of years now, and it showed again in the sixth when he grounded into a double play with the bases loaded and one out to end the inning.
That short and simple approach, both in his mechanics and his mindset, has made Freeman a devastating clutch hitter. He hit .443 (58-for-131) with runners in scoring position last season, second-best in the major leagues.
The subject of Kerr's next book is Sam Thompson, the nineteenth century's single-season RBI leader and premier clutch hitter.
Clavin and Peary do well to remind (or inform) fans and readers how in both the late season and at playoff time Maris remained a remarkable clutch hitter with solid RBI numbers.
He proved to be a scrappy addition, clutch hitter and superb fielder (he was nominated for a 2011 Gold Glove Award).
Louis Cardinals short-stop David Eckstein is a clutch hitter who often keeps his team in the running.
He was a valuable clutch hitter. In this game he already had four hits.
He's been a clutch hitter. I don't remember him having a bad at-bat with runners in scoring position all year."
"Courtney, our shortstop, has been a clutch hitter and has really good fundamentals," Phenix added.