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Baseball style question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by greenlantern, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    As a noun, is it baserunner, base-runner or base runner?
  2. We've always used baserunner, one of the AP's exceptions to Webster's, which is base runner. I would not use base-runner under any circumstances.
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    What about "walk-off intentional walk?"
  4. jps

    jps Active Member

    baserunner -- one word, no hyphen.
  5. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    That wouldn't be the smartest of plays.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    The Sports Style Guide and Reference Manual, our second bible, says base runner, two words. So that would be our default.

    It also notes, however, that "runner" is usually sufficient, which is true.
  7. jps

    jps Active Member

    hmm ... don't think I remember seeing just 'runner' before, actually. though maybe I did and just didn't think anything of it.
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