base runner


Definition of base runner

: a baseball player of the team at bat who is on base or is attempting to reach a base

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Other Words from base runner

baserunning \ ˈbās-​ˌrə-​niŋ How to pronounce baserunning (audio) \ noun

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Over that stretch, Gausman allowed just two base runners, a leadoff single by Joe Mauer in the fourth and Robbie Grossman reaching base on Davis’ fielding error in the third. Eduardo A. Encina,, "After early outburst, Orioles offense sputters in 5-4 loss to Twins; team is 40 games under .500," 7 July 2018 More strikeouts and fewer hits (and base runners) mean less action and more players standing around waiting for someone to hit a home run. Fred Bowen, Washington Post, "Baseball players are pounding homer after homer. And that’s not good news.," 17 July 2019 Bradley is a good base runner who would have scored from second on a single. Peter Abraham,, "So many questions about this Red Sox loss. Here are some answers," 15 July 2019 Had a lot of base runners, a lot of traffic, a lot of action out there. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Giants road magic nowhere to be found in home loss to Cardinals," 5 July 2019 The Seminoles, in the CWS for the 17th time under Martin, had two base runners in each of the next two innings but couldn’t come up with a big hit. Mike Malloy,, "Florida State falls 4-1 to Texas Tech, closes Mike Martin’s record-setting tenure," 19 June 2019 Sedar, the third base coach and Waukegan West graduate, is too busy waving around base runners for a franchise that nosed out the Cubs for the National League Central title in 2018. George Castle, Lake County News-Sun, "Sedar's point: Waukegan West grad Ed Sedar rides the wave as Milwaukee Brewers’ third base coach," 13 June 2019 Devyn Dydak, who earned the win, and Kaylee Wynee didn’t allow a base runner the entire game. Tom Ignudo,, "Monday’s Southeastern Pa. roundup: Jordan Morales powers Souderton baseball past La Salle," 3 June 2019 Rizer lined out to center for the first out with no advancement from the base runners. Randy Mcroberts,, "Aberdeen slips below .500 for first time this season," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of base runner

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of base runner was in 1866

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English Language Learners Definition of base runner

baseball : a player who is on base or is trying to reach a base

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