base runner

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base runner

n. Baseball
A member of the team at bat who has safely reached or is trying to reach a base.

base′run′ning (bās′rŭn′ĭng) n.

base′ run`ner

a baseball player of the team at bat who is on base or is trying to run from one base to another.
[1865–70, Amer.]
base′ run`ning, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.base runner - a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)base runner - a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)
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!"
ballplayer, baseball player - an athlete who plays baseball
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As infielders, hold your spots on a full count with two outs and a base runner stealing.
The base runner should also look to the right after hitting the bag to locate the ball and his base coach.
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