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

Other Words from base runner

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

Examples of base runner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Etowah now up 5-0 on Mobile Christian, which has yet to have a base runner. Ben Thomas |, al, 17 May 2022 Lanzilli’s fourth-inning single accounted for Arkansas’ only base runner between the second and sixth innings. Matt Jones, Arkansas Online, 23 June 2022 In 6 1/3 innings this month, Pérez hasn’t allowed a base runner. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 13 July 2022 Guffey then tried to pick off the second-base runner but his throw went into centerfield, advancing both runners on the throwing error. Mike Rodak |, al, 27 May 2022 For the most part, however, the Red Sox starter cruised all the way to the end, not allowing more than one base runner in the final eight frames. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 28 May 2022 Their only other base runner, Derek Hill, drew a six-pitch walk with one out in the third. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2022 Even now, 15 years later, the play and the agony rip instantly through Lauren Parker Sanders’s memory: the slap bunt, the throw that wobbled, the crash with the base runner that tore a labrum, warped a collarbone and injured a web of nerves. New York Times, 2 June 2022 McMillan allowed a one-out walk and the runner advanced to second on a ground-out, and McMillan added another base runner by hitting his next batter on a 3-2 count. Mike Rodak |, al, 28 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of base runner

1866, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2022

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“Base runner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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