Tater definition by Slang.net
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A term that refers to a home run, most likely an especially long and impressive home run.
The term has mysterious origins. Some persons claim that it was first coined by Reggie Jackson, while others say it evolved from players using the term "mash" to describe how hard a player hit a ball. And since people love food and mashed potatoes are universally adored, it became "mashed taters." It is similar to the Yard home run slang term.