position player

noun

baseball
: a player who is not a pitcher
This year's Yankees had no starting position player on the All-Star team …George F. Will, Newsweek, 14 Sept. 1998

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of position player was in 1894

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“Position player.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/position%20player. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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