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Baseball players, teams and competitions

the American League

a group of professional baseball teams in the US that play against one another. Every year the most successful team plays against the winners of the National League in a competition known as the World Series.

ball game

noun

a baseball match

batter

noun

a player who tries to hit the ball 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

designated hitter

noun

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

major-league

adjective

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

the Major Leagues

noun

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

minor league

noun

a group of US professional baseball teams at a lower level than the major leagues

the pennant

noun

in the US, 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 the sport of baseball

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

shortstop

noun

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

the World Series

the most important baseball competition in the US, played every October between the winners of the american league and the national league

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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