from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Baseball A substitute base runner.

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  • n. A substitute runner, usually brought in to replace a slow runner to increase the chance of that runner scoring.


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  • When Blue Jay catcher Rick Cerrone bunted over pinch runner Garth Iorg, Gossage tried for the force at second, but almost threw the ball away, and Iorg was safe.

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