minor league


Definition of minor league

: a league of professional clubs in a sport other than the recognized major leagues

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Other Words from minor league

minor-league \ ˈmī-​nər-​ˈlēg How to pronounce minor-league (audio) \ adjective

Examples of minor league in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rangers now have 3 trainers from minor league side doing contact tracing. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Texas Rangers relief pitcher Brett Martin tests positive for COVID-19," 3 July 2020 The Diamondbacks will continue to pay a $400 weekly stipend to their minor league players through the end of July, according to a team source. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Diamondbacks not expecting to have fans in stands when season begins," 2 July 2020 The four teams will consist primarily of former Major League baseball players, former and current minor league players and independent league players. James Weber, The Enquirer, "Florence Y'alls will play The Battle of the Bourbon Trail all summer vs. Lexington Legends," 1 July 2020 According to the New York Times, many MLB teams have agreed to pay their minor league players $400 a week beyond June 30. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Minor League Baseball Officially Cancels Season Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic," 1 July 2020 Former McGill-Toolen standout Bubba Thompson felt good entering his fourth season in the Texas Rangers minor league organization this spring. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, "‘That quick it was gone:’ Mobile minor league players react to season cancellation news," 30 June 2020 The name Blue Astros was created when some creative folks mixed the Major League Baseball names that Bayside Little League was going to use along with League City Little League’s use of minor league names in the 10U division. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "League City Little League Blue Astros take see-saw battle from Mudcats," 29 June 2020 In 1950, Anchorage fans donated money to send him to Atlanta for a tryout with the minor league Crackers team. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "This baseball season might be canceled, but Alaska’s history with the game goes way back," 28 June 2020 Taxi squad members will get paid their minor league salaries, but receive the standard MLB allowance of $108.50 per day). Los Angeles Times, "How will MLB operate during COVID-19 pandemic? Here are some rules, protocols and oddities," 24 June 2020

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First Known Use of minor league

1885, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Minor league.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20league. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of minor league

: a professional baseball league that is not one of the major leagues also : a league of lesser importance in another sport (such as hockey or football)

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