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big leagues

An area, echelon, or sphere of great competition, success, power, achievement, etc. Refers to major (i.e., "big") leagues of sports teams. I know you're new here, but you need to perform much better than that. You're in the big leagues now. Welcome to the big leagues, senator.
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Fast forward 10 years and that dedication to quality and understanding of players' needs has turned the company into an All-American success story with Marucci being the number one bat in the Big Leagues.
The message a young coach can send to his players is that many if not most of the players in the major leagues have pretty good (but not great) talent, and they are in the big leagues more because they have worked hard to develop good skills and mechanics rather than "because they were born with great talent.
About Big League Tours Big League Tours was founded in 2006 by Glenn Dunlap to help fans of all ages experience baseball from a new perspective- from inside the game.
But he's doing a great job on offense and defense and right now, he's meeting the challenge of being a big league player.
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There are some rough edges you can get out at that level, but no matter how well you hit in rehab when you get to the big leagues and the lights are on and you're facing big-league pitchers, there are still adjustments you have to go through,'' Scioscia said.
Realistic major league baseball stadiums are beautifully recreated in a 3-D presentation to give game players the ultimate experience of playing in the big leagues.
I guess going 0 for 5 in the big leagues isn't the worst day you can ever have.
He started the year in Triple-A Las Vegas, deciding his desire to pitch in the big leagues was strong enough to accept a minor-league assignment.
As long as Ethier remains in the big leagues - and he will stay at least as long as Ricky Ledee is on the 15-day disabled list - Cruz figures to play only against lefties be cause the left-handed-hitting Ethier will get most of the starts against righties.
But another rough spot by him or any other starter might clear the last obstacle between Billingsley and the big leagues.
He's put up eye-opening numbers in the minors, and the more he plays here in the big leagues, the more he'll start to show that talent.
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It didn't matter that LaRoche was the club's top third-base prospect or that he already had been a Baseball America cover boy, because the only way LaRoche was going to reach the big leagues after Mueller's signing was to force his way there.
I'm not saying he's a great hitter, but when a great hitter is ready for the big leagues, you find a spot for him.