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One who plays a ball game, especially baseball.
1. (Soccer) a player, esp in soccer, with outstanding ability to control the ball
2. (Baseball) US and Canadian a baseball player, esp a professional
a person who plays ball, esp. professional baseball.
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|Noun||1.||ballplayer - an athlete who plays baseball |
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
base runner, runner - a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)
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
hurler, pitcher, twirler - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
utility man - a baseball player valued for the ability to play at several positions