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When he retired from baseball last month, he did so as a Minnesota Twin, the team that drafted him, developed him, brought him to the big leagues and made him an all-star.Brian Dozier learned Spanish to be a better teammate. There’s a lesson for MLB.|Barry Svrluga|March 4, 2021|Washington Post
Especially when you’re being scrutinized, especially when you’re in the big leagues.Carter Kieboom, unbothered by the spotlight, is confident he can keep his third base job|Jesse Dougherty|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
Spector said it has been exciting to watch new players “trying to make their mark and prove that they belong in the big leagues.”The OWL’s London Spitfire are hoping to go big by going home|Teddy Amenabar|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Alderson, 73, has a vast background in running big league front offices.Mets fire GM Jared Porter after ESPN details lewd, harassing texts to female reporter|Dave Sheinin, Cindy Boren|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
Kieboom played 53 times under big league lights and is one of only 19,902 people ever to do so.Spencer Kieboom built his life around baseball. Then he quietly walked away.|Jesse Dougherty|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
The Big Five banks dubbed too big to fail, are 35 percent bigger than they were when the meltdown was triggered.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Their three-day scientific outing was paid for by Epstein and was big success.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I really wanted Trenchmouth to succeed and at the time wished we were as big as Green Day.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The big slug happened to hit the suspect in the street, passing through his arm and then striking Police Officer Andrew Dossi.
The big room at King's Warren Parsonage was already fairly well filled.
Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
There were at least a dozen ladies seated round the big table at the Parsonage.
I pictured him as slim and young looking, smooth-faced, with golden curly hair, and big brown eyes.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
Big Reginald took their lives at pool, and pocketed their half-crowns in an easy genial way, which almost made losing a pleasure.
Other Idioms and Phrases with big league
An area of tough competition and high rewards; the largest or foremost of its kind. For example, Winning an Oscar put this unknown actress in the big league. The term alludes to the major (big) leagues of American baseball. [Late 1800s] Also see big time, def. 2.