Definition of Base runner

1. Noun. A baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base).

Exact synonyms: Runner
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Ballplayer, Baseball Player

Definition of Base runner

1. Noun. (baseball) (alternative spelling of baserunner) ¹

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Literary usage of Base runner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The batsman becomes a base-runner the moment he starts for first-base. ... A good base-runner takes as long a lead off the base as ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Directly a striker has fairly •truck a fair ball he becomes a base-runner ; starting from the home bate to first bas*, thence to second, third, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"The batsman becomes a base-runner immediately he has made a fair hit ... If, while the first base be occupied by a base- runner, three strikes be called on ..."

4. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1899)
"contact with one or more of them, the umpire shall determine which fielder is entitled to the benefit of this rule, and shall not decide the base-runner out ..."

5. Athletic Games in the Education of Women by Gertrude Dudley, Frances Kellor (1909)
"A base-runner may take one base under the following conditions: (1) ... When a fair or foul ball is caught the base- runner can only advance from the base ..."

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