ballplayer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ballplayer an athlete who plays baseball
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Quotations

  • Casey Stengel
    Casey Stengel
    “The best ballplayer's the one who doesn't think he made good. He keeps trying to convince you.”
  • Leo Durocher
    Leo Durocher
    “Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you.”
  • Reggie Jackson
    Reggie Jackson
    “The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are.”
  • Roberto Clemente
    Roberto Clemente
    “If I would be happy, I would be a bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body.”

Usage

In literature:

An uncle of his had once been a ballplayer and he had taught Willie the fine points of the game.
"The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories" by Zane Grey
Ed was, in my opinion, the greatest all-around ballplayer the country ever saw.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
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In news:

Canadian amateur ballplayers strut stuff at indoor showcase.
The Downfall of a Phony Ballplayer.
Ballplayer's Abduction Highlights Venezuela's Growing Crime Rate .
Ballplayers master the appearance of cynicism .
At first glance, the Starlin Castro deal may look like just another young ballplayer becoming rich at age 22.
Chadwick Boseman stars as MLB's first black ballplayer, while Harrison Ford features as Dodgers' general manager Branch Rickey.
Sunday is Jackie Robinson Day in major league ballparks, where the ballplayer and his legacy will be remembered with tributes and testimonials.
I'm voting for Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds and a whole bunch of other Steroids Era ballplayers for the Hall of Fame when my ballot arrives in the mail in a few days.
Baseball players Another ballplayer-turned-analyst has brought his signature mullet with him to the booth, former Red Sox pitcher Dennis Eckersley (left).
OKLAHOMA CITY — These Oklahoma ballplayers aren't really the Sooners.
Over at SI.com, Tom Verducci comments on how aging ballplayers are having a hard time finding gainful employment in 2009.
Pleading the Ballplayers' Cause.
ETC Presents Play About Gay Ballplayer.
He wanted to show San Diego that he was better than a.211 bust, better than a ballplayer who generated more strikeouts than hits, and he has done that.
While some ballplayers avoided signing autographs, the Babe did not.
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In science:

Retinal circuits for daylight: why ballplayers don’t wear shades.
Streaming an image through the eye: The retina seen as a dithered scalable image coder
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