Definition of Slugger

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The term "slugger" is used in the sport of baseball to describe a player known for hitting the ball with great power.

In photo: Ken Griffey Jr. - One of the perfect examples of a slugger in baseball.A slugger is a strong batter, able to hit the ball far, often resulting in a home run or extra-base hits. The term "slugger" is used to emphasizes the ability to "slug" the ball deep into the outfield.

There have been many famous sluggers throughout the history of baseball, including Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds, Mickey Mantle, Ken Griffey Jr. and Sammy Sosa.