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Baseball players, teams and competitions

All-Star game

noun

a baseball game played every summer in the U.S. that the best professional players take part in

the American League

a group of professional baseball teams that play against one another

ball game

noun

a baseball game

batter

noun

a player who tries to hit the ball in baseball

bush league

adjective

relating to a minor league baseball team

bush league

noun

a minor league in baseball

catcher

noun

in baseball, the person who stands behind the person who is hitting the ball and catches any balls that are not hit

the Cy Young Award

a prize given every year in the U.S. to the best pitcher in baseball

designated hitter

noun

in the game of baseball, a player who hits in place of the pitcher (=the person who throws the ball)

the Golden Glove Awards

prizes that are given in the U.S. every year to the best baseball fielders (=players whose job is to catch the ball)

heavy hitter

noun

a baseball player who is able to hit the ball very hard

Little League

noun

a group of baseball clubs for children

the majors

noun

the Major Leagues

major-league

adjective

connected with the Major Leagues of a professional sport, especially baseball

the Major Leagues

noun

the teams that play at the highest level of a professional sport, especially baseball

minor league

noun

a group of U.S. professional baseball teams at a lower level than the Major Leagues

the National League

an organization of professional baseball players in North America that decides rules and organizes competitions

the pennant

noun

in the U.S., the flag that is the symbol and prize for winning one of the national competitions in professional baseball

pitcher

noun

the player who throws the ball to the batter in baseball

relief pitcher

noun

a pitcher in a baseball game who replaces the pitcher who starts the game

runner

noun

in baseball, a player who is on one of the bases waiting for the ball to be hit, so that they can try to run and get a point

short

noun

shortstop

shortstop

noun

a baseball position on the field between second and third base

shortstop

noun

a baseball player who plays in a position on the field between second and third base

slugger

noun

a player who hits the ball very hard in baseball

the World Series

the most important baseball competition in the U.S., played every October between the winners of the American League and the National League

the minors

the minor league in sports

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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