Texas leaguer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Texas leaguer (baseball) a fly ball that falls between and infielder and an outfielder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Texas Leaguer (Baseball) A short fly that falls too far out to be handled by an infielder and too close in to be caught by an outfielder; -- called also Texas league single.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the Texas (baseball) League

Usage

In literature:

Fred dropped a Texas Leaguer over the infield, and Sparkfair scored.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Pryor opened the last of the sixth with a "Texas Leaguer" behind first that gave him his base with seconds to spare.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Neale stabbed at it, sliced it and landed a Texas leaguer back of short.
"Rough-Hewn" by Dorothy Canfield
Gunther, who was still sore at the way Bert had showed him up at first, sent up a "Texas leaguer" just back of short.
"Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball" by J. W. Duffield
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In news:

AL West-leading Texas Rangers get ace Ryan Dempster from Chicago Cubs for 2 minor leaguers.
The Texas Rangers acquired veteran starter Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs for two minor leaguers -- third baseman Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks -- just minutes before the trade deadline expired on Tuesday.
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