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banjo hitter


in baseball, a batter who lacks power, usually hits bloop singles, and has a low batting average


A banjo hitter usually hits bloop singles, often just past the infield dirt, and would have a low slugging percentage.

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banjo hitter

noun phrase

A player who gets hits weakly just past the infield and usually has a low batting average: Banjo Hitter Plunks Brewers (1930s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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