bat·​boy | \ ˈbat-ˌbȯi How to pronounce batboy (audio) \

Definition of batboy

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

Examples of batboy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That was my first year as the full-time batboy for the Phillies. William Power, WSJ, 15 May 2022 As a youngster, DeWitt Jr. served as a Browns batboy, and on Aug. 19, 1951, his jersey was worn by 3-foot-7 pinch-hitter Eddie Gaedel, a publicity stunt arranged by owner Bill Veeck. Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2022 The story also mentioned a lawsuit filed by an autistic batboy for Class AA Birmingham, a team Vizquel was managing in 2019. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 26 Jan. 2022 At that time the foundation plans to recognize Teddy Kremer, the Cincinnati Reds’ batboy who has Down syndrome. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 9 Nov. 2021 The team photo is signed by 32 of 33 team members pictured, including team officials and batboy. Marc Bona, cleveland, 30 Nov. 2021 It was named for his dad, a lifetime sports enthusiast who was once a batboy for the Brooklyn Dodgers and had framed sports photos on the diner walls. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Sep. 2021 This time, the Dodgers thought that the Astros had balls mudded up more heavily for their pitchers, and that the batboy would deliver those to the ump during innings when the Dodgers were batting. Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2021 The balls then went to a batboy, who, of course, was an employee of the home team. Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of batboy

1897, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

25 May 2022

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“Batboy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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