from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A boy who is employed by a baseball team to look after its equipment, especially the bats.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A boy employed to watch over the bats, and assist the players in retrieving them during play.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A boy who holds the bats and presents the bat to a batter when the batter is going to the batter's box to bat. The batboy sometimes also keeps other team equipment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The batboy was a Massachusetts native named Frank McNulty.
Looks like I hit a nerve to point where I am being called "batboy" and my argument is being interpreted as a "straw man" fallacy.
Wasn’t there something called a batboy in these baseball games?
… Junior Seau, now taping a Versus reality series that debuts Dec. 2 in which the ex-NFL star does things like be an MLB batboy and LPGA caddy, says he's considering returning to the NFL.
Nikolai, who worked as a Giants batboy for years and had a locker next to his dad's, offered a theory: Murphy may have confused his father's caps with his.
To blame the old liberal wing of the party, now pretty much defunct, is the equivalent of a baseball team blaming the batboy for a tragic loss.
This guy could have been a good newsman, nows hes been relegated to batboy. ge
Expressing my love of sports, I sent this note to the Bronx with the hopes that a kid from the West Brighton Projects on Staten Island might actually be picked as a batboy for the best team in town; only to have my heart broken when the response came in the form of a neatly typed letdown.
He worked with them for nearly a decade doing various jobs, batboy, handling equipment, manning the old-style wooden score board.
Back in the early fifties, when he was about eleven, he got a job as a batboy for the New York Yankees.