bat girl

noun

: a girl or woman employed to look after the equipment (such as bats) of a baseball team

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 1961, Goldman sent a letter to the Yankees' then-general manager, Roy Hamey, inquiring about becoming a bat girl. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 1 July 2021 Gwen Goldman came out swinging on Monday night, ready to spend the next nine innings as the New York Yankees' bat girl. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 1 July 2021 The Yankees made Goldman, 70, their honorary bat girl on Monday night ahead of their matchup against the Los Angeles Angels. Christopher Brito, CBS News, 29 June 2021 On Monday, Goldman was the bat girl complete with her own locker and uniform. BostonGlobe.com, 4 July 2021 On June 28, Goldman was an honorary bat girl for the Yankees during their game against the Los Angeles Angels. Elizabeth Loga, Glamour, 29 June 2021 As a 10-year-old, Gwen Goldman dreamed of being a bat girl for the New York Yankees, but she was turned down because of her gender. Christopher Brito, CBS News, 29 June 2021 In 1961, 10-year-old Gwen Goldman penned a letter to the Yankees expressing her dream of being a bat girl. NBC News, 29 June 2021 Back in 1961, a 10-year-old Goldman wrote to then-Yankees general manager Roy Hamey expressing her dream to be a bat girl for the Bronx Bombers. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 28 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bat girl was in 1937

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“Bat girl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bat%20girl. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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