bat boy

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bat′ boy`

a boy who takes care of the bats and other equipment of a baseball team.
[1920–25, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bat boy - (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
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!"
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
boy, male child - a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"
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Kawano, who worked as a teenage bat boy for the Chicago White Sox and spent 65 years in the Chicago Cubs organization, was detained with his family at the Poston War Relocation Center near Yuma before embarking on his big league career.
Bobby's dream of being part of the Dodgers comes true in 1947 when he lands the job of bat boy for the team.
A BLIND lad has been dubbed Bat Boy after learning an astonishing technique meaning he can get around as though he can see.
In the last test England won the toss and elected to bowl instead of bating, and offered good score to Australian batboys who feel bad and when England came to bat every bat boy collapsed in both innings one after another.
Here the Dynamic Duo are literal inverts: The diminutive Bat Boy functions as lanky Rubin's junior partner.
Secret life: "I was a bat boy for the Eugene Emeralds - I really wanted to get into sports marketing.
Previous productions include Company, Into the Woods, Rent, The Last Five Years, Spring Awakening and Bat Boy.
Members will be able to enter for a chance to throw the first pitch at Saturday games, while the credit union's youngest members will have the opportunity to serve as bat boy or bat girl on Saturdays.
But he was later joined by young crooks Spiderboy, Boomerang Boy, Bat Boy, Canal Boy, Worm Boy, and the Singing Defective, all baby-faced crooks that just could not keep out of bother.
McLaughlin, who was born without his right leg, served as the Wounded Warriors bat boy.
Arthur Giddon of Connecticut celebrated his 100th birthday as honorary bat boy at a Boston Red Sox game, hearkening back to the day when he was a bat boy in 1922 for the old Boston Braves and chatted a moment with Babe Ruth.
One day the home team bat boy didn't show up, and I said I could handle both jobs.