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List Of Major League Baseball Players (Ta–Th) - Ta Through Th
... June 26, 1994 Pitcher San Diego Padres Leo Taylor May 3, 1923 May 3, 1923 Pinch runner Chicago White Sox Live Oak Taylor August 21, 1877 July 30, 1884 Outfielder. 15, 1914 September 27, 1914 Pitcher Cleveland Naps Dick Teed July 24, 1953 July 24, 1953 Pinch hitter Brooklyn Dodgers Julio Teherán May 7, 2011 Pitcher Atlanta Braves. 28, 1929 Pitcher New York Giants Tom Tennant April 18, 1912 April 21, 1912 Pinch hitter St ...
Pinch - Sports
... Pinch hitter (baseball), a substitute batter Pinch hitter (cricket), a batsman (not a substitute) promoted up the batting order Pinch runner, a player ...

More definitions of "pinch":

  • (verb): Irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear.
    Example: "The pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"
    Synonyms: vellicate
  • (verb): Cut the top off.
    Synonyms: top
  • (noun): An injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed.
  • (verb): Make ridges into by pinching together.
    Synonyms: crimp
  • (noun): A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action.
    Synonyms: emergency, exigency
  • (noun): Small sharp biting.
    Synonyms: nip
  • (noun): A painful or straitened circumstance.
    Example: "The pinch of the recession"
  • (noun): A squeeze with the fingers.
    Synonyms: tweak

Famous quotes containing the word pinch:

    Vanity, or to call it by a gentler name, the desire of admiration and applause, is, perhaps, the most universal principle of human actions.... Where that desire is wanting, we are apt to be indifferent, listless, indolent, and inert.... I will own to you, under the secrecy of confession, that my vanity has very often made me take great pains to make many a woman in love with me, if I could, for whose person I would not have given a pinch of snuff.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    There cannot be a pinch in death
    More sharp than this is.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    So-called Western Civilization, as practised in half of Europe, some of Asia and a few parts of North America, is better than anything else available. Western civilization not only provides a bit of life, a pinch of liberty and the occasional pursuance of happiness, it’s also the only thing that’s ever tried to. Our civilization is the first in history to show even the slightest concern for average, undistinguished, none-too-commendable people like us.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)