base stealer


Definition of base stealer

: a baseball player who steals bases Renteria is twenty-eight years old, a good fielder and base stealer— Allen Barra

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Other Words from base stealer

base stealing noun
Another factor in base stealing that Morgan believes is overlooked is the failure rate. — Randy Minkoff

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In acquiring Maldonado, 32, the Cubs have a 2017 American League Gold Glove catcher who has thrown out 122 of 327 attempted base stealers for a 37.3 percent success rate — best among catchers starting in 2011 (minimum 600 games played). Mark Gonzales,, "Cubs trade Mike Montgomery for Royals catcher Martin Maldonado as Willson Contreras goes on the injured list," 16 July 2019 Source: baseball-reference Doug Brown of Thousand Oaks asks: Ross, What made Maury Wills such a great base stealer? Houston Mitchell,, "Dodgers Dugout: Who goes down when Freese, Seager and Pollock return?," 5 July 2019 Last season with the Dogs, Falsetti threw out 36% of would-be base stealers, which was 13 percentage points better than the league average. Ryan Nilsson,, "Chicago-area baseball players along for the ride as Atlantic League tests new rules: ‘The whole point is to get it right.’," 3 Aug. 2019 Kruger has, however, thrown out about 25% of base stealers in his career, which is just below the major league average. Los Angeles Times, "Angels quiet at trade deadline except to acquire catcher Max Stassi," 31 July 2019 In four starts during his first major league call-up, Stubbs is 4-for-17, has caught one would-be base stealer and allowed four wild pitches. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros mailbag: When will Jose Altuve return to action?," 13 June 2019 Amaya has been successful in nailing base stealers in 33.7 percent of his attempts. Mark Gonzales,, "Adbert Alzolay and Miguel Amaya will represent the Cubs at the Futures Game," 28 June 2019 Entering last night’s game, Realmuto had thrown out a league-leading 17 attempted base stealers. Scott Lauber,, "What should the Phillies do with Maikel Franco? | Extra Innings," 5 June 2019 Two other owners were targeting speed as well and the top base stealers were greatly inflated. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "AL LABR owners' strategies, rosters and analysis," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of base stealer

1875, in the meaning defined above

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