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base runner

noun, Baseball.
a player of the team at bat who is on base or is trying to run from one base to another.
Origin of base runner
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70
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base running, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But for the sake of the team his chief concern must be to advance the base runner.

  • If a base runner can guess just when he is going to pitch, he can get a much better start.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • Merry fancied he saw a signal exchanged between the batter and the base runner.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • Such a ball is snapped from the wrist and should be aimed to catch the base runner who is attempting to steal the base.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
  • A base runner should never stop trying to make a base until the ball is in the hands of the baseman.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
  • As a thrower, fielder and base runner he was in the first class, while as a batsman he was only fair.

    A Ball Player's Career

    Adrian C. Anson
  • After making his first base, and thereby becoming a “base runner,” he is liable to be put out as follows.

  • For an instant the third base runner hesitated, fearing a caught fly, and that instant cost his side the game.

    The Bail Jumper Robert J. C. Stead
  • In my mind, I know just how much of a lead every base runner in the National League can take on me with impunity.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • At the same time he must cover his base to stop the base runner from advancing home.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller

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