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  • n. A player who is on base.
  • n. By extension, a player who is trying to advance from base to base.


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  • Regardless of what actually happens to baserunners (note that our definition of 'baserunner' excludes those rounding the bases on a home run, simply for ease of writing's sake).

    Lookout Landing

  • It handcuffed me because it went through (baserunner Joe) Mauer's leg almost.

    For Pujols, All-Star Game's excitement eclipses error

  • The day before the Bautista trade, he was catching for Triple-A Norfolk when a baserunner collided with him at home plate, tearing the posterior cruciate ligament in Huber's left knee.

    Bautista's Afternoon as a Met

  • Holding the potent Yankee batting order hitless through the first four innings—the only pinstripe baserunner came via a second-inning walk to Hideki Matsui—he worked 5-2/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out three and walking only two.

    One Season

  • Stingy, steely-eyed and spectacular, while he walked six, he fanned an equal number; and no other baserunner besides the leadoff batter Ellsbury—who was left stranded in that first inning—reached third.

    One Season

  • To that point, Gaudin, needing only one more out to qualify for the win, allowed only one baserunner to advance beyond first base.

    One Season

  • He also fired the ball back in time to double off a baserunner and end the inning.

    Score Sheet

  • The sad plight of the slow baserunner underscores an increased emphasis on speed, especially in light of what Houston Astros manager Brad Mills referred to as the "post-steroid issue."

    The Slowest Man in the Majors

  • He's a better defender, a better thrower, a better baserunner, a better base stealer, and it's all because of his work, he added.

    Great catch: Crawford grabs All-Star MVP award

  • During that stretch, Feliz allowed just one baserunner in six innings.

    American League Team Notes


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