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cleanup spot

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cleanup spot

noun phrase

The fourth position in the batting order: The manager didn't have a very reliable hitter for the cleanup spot

[1910+ Baseball; fr the fact that the batter in this position may, or ought to, get a hit and clean the runners off the bases by driving them in to score]

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