starting pitcher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n starting pitcher (baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
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Usage

In literature:

Then I took my pitcher and lantern and started for the spring-house.
"Where There's A Will" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Miss Abigail gave a start, and the ale leaped up in the pitcher like a miniature fountain.
"The Story of a Bad Boy" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
She took the pitcher and started for the well.
"The King of Ireland's Son" by Padraic Colum
I was strangely troubled lest the pitcher should be lost, And started wildly running to look for help.
"More Translations from the Chinese" by Various
He started on seeing me, and then, putting down his water-pitcher, advanced towards where I was sitting.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The pitcher started the ball wide, but, with a sudden break it took an inshoot across the plate.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
The competing teams stand in line sideways with the first team, and the pitchers of all teams start at once on a signal.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
Both pitchers were doing as well or better than in the start, and it looked as though extra innings would be the rule.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
The pitcher started to flare into anger, then paled and his eyes dropped under the gambler's steady gaze.
"Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant" by Hugh S. Fullerton
The pitcher who had started all the trouble came to town.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
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In poetry:

But sich is fame. Less than a month ago.
The whole thing started with a naggin' tooth.
Now I am famis; an', to tell the truth -
Well, I dunno -
I'd 'ardly like to bet yeh that I don't
Git arst to act in pitchers - but I won't.
"Spike Wegg" by C J Dennis
The lane is long, some one has said, that never turns again,
And Fate, though fickle, often gives another chance to men;
And Casey smiled; his rugged face no longer wore a frown-
The pitcher who had started all the trouble came to town.
"Casey's Revenge" by Henry Grantland Rice

In news:

The Washington Nationals are hoping that by Thursday evening they will have their newest starting pitcher officially in the fold.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher John Lannan (31) pitches in the second inning.
The White Sox are expected to use their 10th starting pitcher Wednesday night because Gavin Floyd appears destined for the disabled list.
The Red Sox recently put starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on trade waivers, notes ESPN baseball Insider Buster Olney via Twitter.
In context, Dickey 's contract demands are relatively modest, especially when compared to the current market for starting pitchers.
New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) works in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, July, 14, 2012 in Atlanta.
The Cumru Township shelter is banking on a little star power to raise money, teaming up with Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley.
Kansas State got a solid outing from starting pitcher Trevor Hurley, but two big two-out hits from Nebraska proved to be the difference as the Huskers clinched the series with a 6-3 win Saturday afternoon at Hawks Field.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (right) reacts with catcher Matt Treanor after walking St Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game at Busch Stadium in St Louis.
Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 2 (11 innings) A strong outing by the starting pitcher.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (37) pitches in the first inning during game 4 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday October 287, 2012 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.
The Chicago Cubs' front office will go prospecting in the California desert this week, looking for a lead on a starting pitcher or two.
In each of the previous two seasons, the number of starting pitchers who averaged 93 MPH or more on their fastballs in April increased by the end of the season.
Let's take a snapshot look at the key matchups to watch against Thursday's Opening Day starting pitchers.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) pitches against the Houston Astros more.
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