ball·​play·​er | \ ˈbȯl-ˌplā-ər How to pronounce ballplayer (audio) \

Definition of ballplayer

: a person who plays ball especially : a baseball player

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In fact, the aftermath of the injury could alter the degree to which stadium operators and teams owe ballplayers a safe environment in which to play. Michael Mccann,, "Analyzing Dustin Fowler's Lawsuit Against the Chicago White Sox," 13 Jan. 2018 Ray said he’s been training with former 76ers strength and conditioning coach Jim Ferris, who has worked with numerous professional ballplayers over the last 15 years. Josh Verlin,, "Recruiting: Winning means more college offers for Haverford School's Christian Ray," 3 July 2018 In this episode, the title character (played by Hank Azaria) goes on an epic bender with the wizened ballplayer Pedro Uribe (Hemky Madera). New York Times, "What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Brockmire’ and ‘Iron Chef Gauntlet’," 9 May 2018 Current Braintree High ballplayers including pitching ace John Tellier and center fielder Jackson Duffy. Andrew Higginbottom,, "Braintree Legion players have something to prove," 29 June 2018 Others just happened upon it in the parking lot, a 6'4″, 235-pound obvious pro ballplayer in uniform pants and a team warmup distributing Mexican food. Ted Berg, USA TODAY, "D'backs pitcher Taijuan Walker hands out free tacos in spring training parking lot," 12 Mar. 2018 The tiny ballplayers in black uniforms, digging their dusty cleats into the dirt. Maria Polletta, azcentral, "Phoenix police stand in for fallen officer at son's Little League game," 21 May 2016 Two, written to the right audience at the right time, have been shared publicly by the ballplayer who received them. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "The Royals' pen pal is a 74-year-old Navy vet who wants to fix Danny Duffy's follow-through," 14 June 2018 The longtime ballplayer was charged with making terroristic threats in the third degree and various drug offenses. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "New Jersey police release bodycam footage of Lenny Dykstra's arrest," 13 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ballplayer

US : a baseball player

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