- n. baseball A set of practices and exhibition games for each Major League Baseball team, preceding the start of the regular season, which are used by a manager to determine the roster for the regular season.
- n. noun adjunct (baseball) Of or pertaining to the set of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season.
- n. preseason training during the spring
“Gone is the pomp and pageantry of the regular-season, gone are the meaningless spring training Grapefruit games, or the mid-season lulls in the schedule.”
“Two days later, maybe he's OK with throwing Jackson to the wolves after all, in spring training anyway. said at FanFest on Saturday:”
“In spring training in 1979, he developed control problems—mental in origin, it seemed—that left batters cowering at the plate, ready to dive before the pitch ever left Sprowl’s hand.”
“—Carney Lansford, on A’s teammate Rickey Henderson moping around during 1992 spring training”
“—After Griffin gave up five hits in a five-run inning during a Mets-Yankees spring training game.”
“While catching in spring training in 1974, he was hit in the groin by a foul ball from Met Joe Torre, and for two months afterward suffered nauseau and cramps.”
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