the majors


US, informal
: the major leagues of baseball
As a boy, he dreamed of playing in the majors.

Examples of the majors in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since being drafted with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, Leiter has had a tumultuous journey to the majors. Lawrence Dow, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 May 2024 The pitching staff ranks fifth in the majors in the category. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 2 May 2024 Semien remains one of the best second basemen in the majors, batting .256 with five home runs and 21 RBIs while ranking among the top five for second basemen in walks, RBIs, runs, hits and home runs. Lawrence Dow, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 May 2024 Mookie Betts led the way at the plate with three hits and two RBIs, maintaining the best batting average in the majors at .377. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2024 His play during his MLB debut during the weekend was enough to keep him in the majors, with Schumaker intrigued by his skill set. Ethan Mannello, Miami Herald, 2 May 2024 The group as a whole has been the second-worst in the majors, with a 5.47 ERA. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 23 Apr. 2024 The team’s nearly 24% strikeout rate, which ranks 10th-highest in the majors, is also a slight jump from the last several seasons, suggesting a potential regression to the mean over a larger sample size. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2024 The Dodgers led the majors through Saturday in at-bats with runners in scoring position (225), thanks in part to their two-game head start in Seoul. Bill Plunkett, Orange County Register, 21 Apr. 2024

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“The majors.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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