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


n.
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
References in classic literature ?
Before they knew what had come over them, the base runners were watching the man, edging off the bases, advancing, retreating, held as by an invisible cord.
Despite being a solid slugger and base runner, Victorino said he's taking pride of his defense more than anything else.
2 : a score made in baseball by a base runner reaching home plate
Anytime you need a base runner and this is a high percentage for success.
The Angels failed to advance a base runner to second base until Izturis crushed a Galarraga offering into the seats in right field.
All sizes feature a center steel base runner for added strength that is easy to remove for recycling and large, recessed areas for ID or RFID tags, cardholders, and label placards.
only yielded one base runner when, with two outs in the ninth
If the fielder at that base (first, second, third baseman) answers correctly before the base runner, the runner is called out.
The defensive baseman and the base runner must touch the circle with one or more wheels in order to tag the base.
Bennett and Mercer allowed one base runner over the next three innings before Nogosek closed out the ninth to earn his sixth save of the season.
The ball hit the base runner and caromed into the hands of the second baseman who threw the batter/ runner out at first.
Custom-designed scoring displays will show up-to-the-minute information of all National and American League games in progress, including scores, current pitcher, number of outs and base runner positions.