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bush leaguer

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noun
  1. Also called busher. Baseball.
    1. a player in a minor league.
    2. an incompetent player, as one who behaves or plays as if he or she belonged in a minor league.
  2. a person who performs at an inferior level or in an inferior manner.
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Origin of bush leaguer

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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  • The idea of a bush-leaguer thinking he could break into the majors like that.

    Baseball Joe in the Big League

    Lester Chadwick