bat boy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bat boy (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
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Usage

In literature:

It is a Colossus batting, not a Harrow boy.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
The bat was a light, new one, which the boys had given her as a parting present, and she felt she could wield it easily.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
I'd a bat, my boy, that could tip the balls clean over the school-house.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
I knew a boy once who thought a bat was a bird, give you my word I did.
"The Merryweathers" by Laura E. Richards
Some boys and men were sauntering with bat and ball out into the open field.
"The Story of Leather" by Sara Ware Bassett
Riordan, bat some fungoes for the boys.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
And when the boy told him, he stood and batted his squinting eyes uncomprehendingly.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
Two-cornered cat was played by four boys: two to bat, and two behind the batters to catch and pitch.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
The Rally Hall boys were at the bat and it was the beginning of the seventh inning.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
But it came to him that this was an eerie bat-fashion way for an Oregon farm boy to stand.
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson
THE BOY WHO KEEPS THE BATS.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
Then listen to what happened to the Giants once because a careless bat boy neglected his duty.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
That big boy holds his bat in the most clumsy way.
"Bosom Friends" by Angela Brazil
French's boy went to his bat.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
Two boys were playing at bat and ball in a field.
"Story Lessons of Character Building (Morals) and Manners" by Loïs Bates
He had brought a little boy with him as guide, for he was almost as blind as a bat.
"Old Trails on the Niagara Frontier" by Frank H. Severance
Or how would you like to carry the bats or be the water boy?
"Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars" by Lester Chadwick
If I could, we would have won these last two games, for our boys can bat when they haven't the heart taken out of them.
"Baseball Joe on the School Nine" by Lester Chadwick
A bat came whirring down the well of the stairway, swooping close to the boys.
"Dan Carter and the Cub Honor" by Mildred A. Wirt
Titian Peale, of Philadelphia, in an early natural history, tells a story of a boy who, in 1823, caught a young red bat and took it home.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
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In poetry:

Nothing of the boy in him!
“Dasn’t” try to learn to swim;
Says a cow’ll hook; if she
Looks at him he’ll climb a tree;
“Scart” to death at bee or bat,—
Fraidie-Cat! Fraidie-Cat!
"Fraidie-Cat" by Clinton Scollard

In news:

SAN FRANCISCO — Ten years after Darren Baker nearly got run over at home plate when he wandered into the World Series action, he's still not old enough to be a bat boy .
Darren Baker still can't be a bat boy 10 years later.
Darren Baker still can't bat boy 10 years later.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ten years after Darren Baker nearly got run over at home plate when he wandered into the World Series action, he's still not old enough to be a bat boy .
Ten years after Darren Baker nearly got run over at home plate when he wandered into the World Series action, he's still not old enough to be a bat boy .
Long-time Cedar Rapids Kernals bat-boy Jon Teig, gazes around Angel Stadium during a recent visit, his first to the Major League Ballpark.
I guess the Yankees figure that the intangible feeling of being a bat boy for them will help the kids get more money in the future.
' Bat Boy ' sighting: February 2012, Xavier Hall, SLU.
Schenectady boy, 14, beaten with baseball bat remains in coma Updated: Wednesday, November 21 2012, 10:39 PM EST.
Schenectady boy, 14, beaten with baseball bat remains in coma Updated: Tuesday, November 20 2012, 10:36 AM EST.
The baseball bat attack that injured a 14-year-old boy last month stemmed from a neighborhood feud, according to family members.
A local second grade boy was bitten by a bat at the Sweetwater High School auditorium on Tuesday, December 4.
On Tuesday, December 4, a local second grade boy was bitten by a bat at the Sweetwater High School auditorium.
"It was a blast," A's bat boy Jordan Iserson told the San Francisco Chronicle by phone Thursday.
(Above photo by Aviva Yasgur, Friends of LBL) Pictured are Matthew Fowler, third from the left back row, with Boy Scout Troop 22, Paris, Tenn. Eagle Scout Bat Box Project at Piney Campground in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.
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