base·​ball·​er ˈbās-ˌbȯ-lər How to pronounce baseballer (audio)
plural baseballers
: a baseball player
… the dispute between the professional baseballers and a scientist who claimed that the curve ball was an optical illusion.E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime, (1974) 1975
In the '90s dozens of sports stars, including baseballers Eric Davis and Darryl Strawberry, have returned to action after battling cancer.Mark Starr et al., Newsweek, 15 May 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baseballer was in 1867

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“Baseballer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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