pinch hitter

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Pinch hitting is difficult, because you have one chance to do something, and most of the time you're not successful.
In that game, Ramirez told Little he didn't feel up to pinch hitting, and yet his teammates produced perhaps the year's biggest victory without him.
Since coming down with a flu-like illness, Jordan was relegated to pinch hitting and being a defensive replacement.
DaVanon's biggest negative, particularly since his role would involve some pinch hitting, is his ability to make contact.