baseball player

Definitions of baseball player
  1. noun
    an athlete who plays baseball
    synonyms: ballplayer
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    Henry Louis Aaron
    United States professional baseball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth (born in 1934)
    Lawrence Peter Berra
    United States baseball player (born 1925)
    Joseph Paul DiMaggio
    United States professional baseball player noted for his batting ability (1914-1999)
    Henry Louis Gehrig
    baseball player who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (1903-1941)
    Mickey Charles Mantle
    United States baseball player (1931-1997)
    Willie Howard Mays Jr.
    United States baseball player (born in 1931)
    John Joseph McGraw
    United States baseball player and manager (1873-1934)
    Stanley Frank Musial
    United States baseball player (born in 1920)
    Leroy Robert Paige
    United States baseball player; a black pitcher noted for his longevity (1906-1982)
    Jack Roosevelt Robinson
    United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919-1972)
    George Herman Ruth
    United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)
    Theodore Samuel Williams
    United States baseball player noted as a hitter (1918-2002)
    Carl Yastrzemski
    United States baseball player (born in 1939)
    Danton True Young
    United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
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    base runner, runner
    a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)
    batsman, batter, hitter, slugger
    (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
    fielder
    a member of the baseball team that is in the field instead of at bat
    little leaguer
    a player between 8 and 12 years of age who is a member of a little-league team
    big leaguer, major leaguer
    a member of a major-league baseball team
    bush leaguer, minor leaguer
    a player on a minor-league baseball team
    hurler, pitcher, twirler
    (baseball) the person who does the pitching
    utility man
    a baseball player valued for the ability to play at several positions
    bunter
    a batter who bunts
    designated hitter
    a ballplayer who is designated to bat in place of the pitcher
    infielder
    (baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield
    left hander, left-handed pitcher, left-hander, lefthander, lefty, southpaw
    a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
    outfielder
    (baseball) a person who plays in the outfield
    right-handed pitcher, right-hander
    (baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand
    pinch hitter
    (baseball) a substitute for the regular batter
    fireman, relief pitcher, reliever
    a pitcher who does not start the game
    screwballer
    (baseball) a pitcher who throws screwballs
    starting pitcher
    (baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
    switch-hitter
    a baseball player who can bat either right or left handed
    whiffer
    a batter who strikes out by swinging at and missing the third strike
    type of:
    athlete, jock
    a person trained to compete in sports
    participant, player
    a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
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