major league


Definition of major league

1 : a league of highest classification in U.S. professional baseball broadly : a league of major importance in any of various sports

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major-league \ ˈmā-​jər-​ˈlēg How to pronounce major league (audio) \ adjective
major leaguer noun

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Examples of major league in a Sentence

when you've landed a tenure-track position at that university, you're playing in the major leagues
Recent Examples on the Web Schwarz played two seasons at the major league level as a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and California Angels from 1993-94. Francisco Rosa, Sun Sentinel, 10 June 2022 Despite ugly numbers in Triple-A Reno, Gilbert appears to be getting the nod based on his past performance at the major league level. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 6 June 2022 But Aaron Judge led off the third with his major league-leading 19th homer, a 405-shot to left field that left his bat at 109.9 mph, for a 3-0 lead. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2022 Judge tagged Ohtani leading off the third, a line drive that easily cleared the wall in left for his major league-leading 19th homer. Jake Seiner, Hartford Courant, 2 June 2022 The Diamondbacks never trailed after that, despite an Austin Riley solo home run and Matt Olson's major league-leading 21st double of the season. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 30 May 2022 Ramírez has now driven in a major league-leading 51 runs in 44 games. Joe Noga, cleveland, 30 May 2022 Mets batters have been hit by pitches a major league-leading 20 times this season, drawing the ire of Showalter and several players. James Wagner, New York Times, 2 May 2022 The team’s payroll has steadily declined in recent years, bottoming out in 2021 with a major league-low $48.7 million, according to spotrac. Jim Ingraham, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of major league

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jun 2022

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“Major league.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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