base runner

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Origin of base runner

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Related formsbase running, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for base runner

runner, baseburner

Examples from the Web for base runner

Historical Examples of base runner

  • As Roddy now saw it, he was again the base-runner, beset in front and rear.

    The White Mice

    Richard Harding Davis

  • Team batting is the co-operation of batsman and base-runner.

  • The base-runner who must wait to be told what to do will always be too late.


    John M. Ward

  • At the bat, remember to keep a sharp eye on the base-runner, and when he signs he is going down, bunt or hit to advance him.

  • A steal is made when a base-runner gets from one base to another without the assistance of a base hit or an error.


    John M. Ward