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  • n. (slang) A minor league baseball team, especially one concerned with player development.

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  • n. a minor-league team that is owned by a major-league team (especially in baseball)

Etymologies

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A reference to the fact that many minor league teams in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were in small towns in rural areas.

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