from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a major-league team, especially a major-league baseball player.

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  • noun sports Someone who plays in a major league


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  • Prosecutors said Monday they would call slugger Jason Giambi and his brother, former major-leaguer Jeremy, to testify.

    Physical Changes in Bonds Detailed by Two Witnesses Justin Scheck 2011

  • The play represented the nadir of his most trying season as a major-leaguer; following off-season surgery, he rejoined the Mets after the All-Star break and in 64 games hit just .255, his lowest batting average since 2000.

    Beltran Chases His Own Shadow Mike Sielski 2011

  • Taryn Griffey, a jet-quick point guard who guided her high-school team to a Florida state championship as a freshman last season, is the daughter of former major-leaguer Ken Griffey Jr.

    The Rise of Wellborn Daughters Scott Cacciola 2011

  • One scout said that by high school, he was already as good as an average major-leaguer in all respects.

    Is Strasburg the Best Prospect Ever? 2010

  • Future major-leaguer Dave Winfield, who was pitching, had given up only an infield single and had struck out 15 batters in eight innings, but USC came back with eight runs in the ninth and then defeated Arizona State the next day for its fourth straight NCAA title.

    The Last At-Bat at Rosenblatt 2010

  • Down the road was another, lesser-known baseball school, that had recently hired a former major-leaguer as a coach.

    Another change story: sports, politics, and life 2010

  • And something her father, former major-leaguer Ted Uhlaender, said before her run finally made sense. - Switzerland's Maya Pedersen wins skeleton gold 2006

  • A washed up major-leaguer crawls his way back to the majors as a knuckleballer, meeting all the folks he saw on his way down and giving the inside scoop on what really happens behind the scenes in baseball.

    Saturday’s Literary License | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources 2008

  • He was a major-leaguer, and there he was speaking.

    The Color Barrier 2008

  • Back in 1993, a baseball player agent whose brother was a major-leaguer told me that "Jose Canseco is the Typhoid Mary of baseball," because when he'd show up on a team, soon his new teammates started to inflate like him.

    Jose Canseco: Typhoid Mary of Baseball Steve Sailer 2005


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