One who plays a ball game, especially baseball.(noun)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "ballplayer" in a sentence
"An analogy to a minor-league ballplayer is apt: if you get your "cup of coffee" in the majors, would you be happy going back to play for the Podunk Boll Weevils?"
"He essentially sold shares in his future earnings, just like this ballplayer is doing now."
"Well, I got a 50% by running through it so quickly that I tapped the wrong button about three times ... these questions are frequently the equivalent of asking whether a certain ballplayer preferred gum or chaw."