from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who plays a ball game, especially baseball.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun an athlete who plays baseball.
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- noun An
athlete, usually a basketball, baseball, or footballplayer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an athlete who plays baseball
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An analogy to a minor-league ballplayer is apt: if you get your "cup of coffee" in the majors, would you be happy going back to play for the Podunk Boll Weevils?
He essentially sold shares in his future earnings, just like this ballplayer is doing now.
Well, I got a 50% by running through it so quickly that I tapped the wrong button about three times ... these questions are frequently the equivalent of asking whether a certain ballplayer preferred gum or chaw.
Of course these writers don't delve deep enough into Cobb's life so that they can discover that Cobb rarely used those sharpened spikes on opponents (no more than the average ballplayer from the dead ball era) and that the real reason he sharpened his spikes before games in the dugout in full view of his opponents was to get a psychological edge.
The retired ballplayer is living quietly in the Bay Area and coaching for the Oakland A’s, 1968. 54
"It's a special feeling because I know my message of being a Latino ballplayer is getting across to different families," he says, "and it gives kids hope that someday they can reach their dreams.
The ballplayer is the first contestant to go home on season 13 of the ABC hit.
But Aaron Miles the ballplayer is a utility infielder who can't play shortstop and a second baseman who can't hit enough to start.
He is described as a ballplayer who has never hit .300 -- but that is lilke describing
This down-and-dirty blues ditty is the perfect theme song for "Eastbound & Down," HBO's riotous series about a down-on-his-luck ex-ballplayer, which is officially becoming the greatest TV show of all-time -- one inning at a time.