American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Sports A member of a major-league team, especially a major-league baseball player.
- n. sports Someone who plays in a major league
“Prosecutors said Monday they would call slugger Jason Giambi and his brother, former major-leaguer Jeremy, to testify.”
“Taryn Griffey, a jet-quick point guard who guided her high-school team to a Florida state championship as a freshman last season, is the daughter of former major-leaguer Ken Griffey Jr.”
“The play represented the nadir of his most trying season as a major-leaguer; following off-season surgery, he rejoined the Mets after the All-Star break and in 64 games hit just .255, his lowest batting average since 2000.”
“One scout said that by high school, he was already as good as an average major-leaguer in all respects.”
“Future major-leaguer Dave Winfield, who was pitching, had given up only an infield single and had struck out 15 batters in eight innings, but USC came back with eight runs in the ninth and then defeated Arizona State the next day for its fourth straight NCAA title.”
“Down the road was another, lesser-known baseball school, that had recently hired a former major-leaguer as a coach.”
“He was a major-leaguer, and there he was speaking.”
“And something her father, former major-leaguer Ted Uhlaender, said before her run finally made sense.”
“A washed up major-leaguer crawls his way back to the majors as a knuckleballer, meeting all the folks he saw on his way down and giving the inside scoop on what really happens behind the scenes in baseball.”
“Back in 1993, a baseball player agent whose brother was a major-leaguer told me that "Jose Canseco is the Typhoid Mary of baseball," because when he'd show up on a team, soon his new teammates started to inflate like him.”
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