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Base runner

a player of the team at bat who is on base or is trying to run from one base to another.
Historical Examples

After making his first base, and thereby becoming a “base runner,” he is liable to be put out as follows.
Every Boy’s Book: A Complete Encyclopdia of Sports and Amusements Various

But for the sake of the team his chief concern must be to advance the base runner.
The Minister and the Boy Allan Hoben

At the same time he must cover his base to stop the base runner from advancing home.
Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller

If a base runner can guess just when he is going to pitch, he can get a much better start.
Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson

A base runner should never stop trying to make a base until the ball is in the hands of the baseman.
Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller

Merry fancied he saw a signal exchanged between the batter and the base runner.
Frank Merriwell’s Son Burt L. Standish

As a thrower, fielder and base runner he was in the first class, while as a batsman he was only fair.
A Ball Player’s Career Adrian C. Anson

Such a ball is snapped from the wrist and should be aimed to catch the base runner who is attempting to steal the base.
Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller

For an instant the third base runner hesitated, fearing a caught fly, and that instant cost his side the game.
The Bail Jumper Robert J. C. Stead

In my mind, I know just how much of a lead every base runner in the National League can take on me with impunity.
Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson


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