the major leagues


: the two highest U.S. baseball leagues (the American League and the National League)
He always dreamed of playing in the major leagues.
sometimes used figuratively
She's moving up to the major leagues in the television industry.

Examples of the major leagues in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last season, Gibson posted a 5.05 ERA with the Philadelphia Phillies, a team that made it to the World Series despite having one of the worst defenses in the major leagues. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 25 Mar. 2023 The 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior has committed to play at Vanderbilt, one of the top college programs in the country, and has long dreamed about playing in the major leagues. Matt Le Cren, Chicago Tribune, 24 Mar. 2023 Yoshida is about to start his first season in the major leagues with Boston. Alanis Thames, ajc, 21 Mar. 2023 But Chourio is still only 19 years old and probably not a realistic candidate to touch the major leagues this season. Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2023 Jesus Alou, who joined with his brothers Felipe, a future Hall of Famer, and Matty in blazing a trail for Dominican natives in the major leagues, died on Friday. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2023 Many call him the finest player in the major leagues. Stephen Wade, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Mar. 2023 In a phone interview with ABC News, family members of Terry Badger III described a child who was outgoing, kind and determined to reach the major leagues and play for his favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Will McDuffie, ABC News, 10 Mar. 2023 Just like most journeys to the major leagues, Leichman started as a 5-year-old who played against his older siblings and their friends. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 8 Mar. 2023

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“The major leagues.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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