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ball·play·er

 (bôl′plā′ər)
n.
One who plays a ball game, especially baseball.

ballplayer

(ˈbɔːlˌpleɪə)
n
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

ball•play•er

(ˈbɔlˌpleɪ ər)
n.
a person who plays ball, esp. professional baseball.
[1615–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ballplayer - an athlete who plays baseballballplayer - 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!"
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
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; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
player, participant - a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
utility man - a baseball player valued for the ability to play at several positions
Translations

ballplayer

ball player [ˈbɔːlˌpleɪəʳ] N (US) (Baseball) → jugador(a) m/f de béisbol (Basketball) → baloncestista mf (Ftbl) → jugador(a) m/f de fútbol americano

ballplayer

[ˈbɔːlpleɪər] ball player (US) n (= baseball player) → joueur/euse m/f de base-ball
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