Definitions for "PINCH HITTER"
Keywords:  hitter, baseball, batter, bats, wicket
a batter who didn't start and didn't play in the field yet and is batting for another player
a designated player who will come in at a certain stage of the innings to speed up the scoring of the runs
A hitter who replaces another player during his Plate Appearance. The original batter can't return to the game, so the pinch hitter or a third person takes over the defensive position as well.