Gap Hitter (1972)

“‘Oh, no,’ said Danny. ‘I’m a gap hitter, not a home run hitter. In fact I hope the Wall won’t start getting bigger and bigger to me now. I don’t even want to know it’s there.” Danny Cater on the temptation of Fenway’s Green Monster upon being trade from the Yankees to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle, in Tim Horgan, “Cater Thrilled to Don Sox Spangles, Lauds Organization, Fens, and Fans,” Boston Herald, March 25, 1972, p13

No earliest use given in 2009 Dickson Baseball Dictionary