Definition of base runner in English:

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base runner

(also baserunner)


A player on the team at bat who is on a base, or running between bases.
Example sentences
  • In 1926, the rule was changed, giving a batter credit for a sacrifice fly if any base runner advances on the catch.
  • He was a better hitter and base runner than either Phil Rizzuto or Pee Wee Reese.
  • The pitch was called ‘ball four’ entitling Ugeto to second base, but the Seattle base runner overslid the bag unaware that McLemore had received a free pass.



(or baserunning) noun
Example sentences
  • Like Gross, first baseman Vic Power was no base-running dynamo during his career, with just 34 stolen bases in 12 seasons, yet is among only 11 players to steal home twice in a game.
  • But the Pirate catcher committed an uncharacteristic base-running mistake.
  • There's no fielding, no base-running, not even the chance of an error.

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Syllabification: base run·ner

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