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.
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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.
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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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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.
(14,15) Obviously, stolen bases also occur when there are outs, so the 413 runs underestimate the runs that would be saved if a right-handed pitcher could deter the base runner as well as a left-handed pitcher.
Leading the league with the most walks and the fewest strikeouts, the 1964 White Sox were proficient in advancing base runners. They led the league in sacrifices, hit into the fewest double plays, and had the league's highest percentage of productive outs to advance any runner with no outs, score a base runner with the second out of the inning, or have a pitcher successfully sacrifice bunt with one out.
Despite being a solid slugger and base runner, Victorino said he's taking pride of his defense more than anything else.
Boston announced its various minor league award winners, and some of them are a little bit of a reach - there is a Base Runner of the Year, for instance - but for the most part, the kids the Red Sox bring in have a chance not only to reach the major leagues, but to be important players.
Anytime you need a base runner and this is a high percentage for success.
The hidden-ball trick is a time-honored ruse in which an infielder conceals the ball and hopes the base runner thinks it has been returned to the pitcher.
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.
The defensive baseman and the base runner must touch the circle with one or more wheels in order to tag the base.
The boxer's lightness and the base runner's speed are embedded in his sly stepping.
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.