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Batter's hope (5 letter answer)

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The answer HOMER is common and appears about once every 250 puzzles.

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HOMER as a noun:

1. (homer, home run) = a base hit on which the batter scores a run
2. ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
3. (homer, kor) = an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs
4. (Homer, Winslow Homer) = United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910)
5. (homing pigeon, homer) = pigeon trained to return home

HOMER as a verb:

1. hit a home run