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Synonyms for big-league

being among the leaders in one's field

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3) Dodgers rookie Hong-Chih Kuo registered his first big-league win on Taiwanese Night at Shea Stadium.
The deal is believed to have an escape clause if Meadows doesn't make the big-league team out of camp, although he still could agree to go to the minors.
Robinson replaces George Hendrick, now the big-league hitting coach in Tampa Bay.
Royster's former hitting coach, Mariano Duncan, joined the big-league staff as first-base coach, and former Las Vegas pitching coach Roger McDowell is now the pitching coach for the Atlanta Braves.
Debus is the only member of last year's big-league staff who remains with the organization.
Not only do I think they've got some nice pieces at the big-league level, when you start looking at their farm system, they're 10-deep at a lot of spots, and there aren't many organizations that can say that,'' McLaren said.
527) in five seasons at the Dodgers' helm, his only previous big-league managerial stint.
A New England native, Wotus played a total of 32 big-league games, all for Pittsburgh and all in 1983-84.
If you can look past Jackson's early big-league success and remember that he turned 22 less than two weeks ago, the fact is that, developmentally speaking, he is about where he should be.
Tracy dismissed the notion out of hand, saying that was too much to ask of a player whose only previous big-league experience had come in a three-batter stint at Colorado more than two weeks ago.
Nice debut: Like Van Buren, Pittsburgh rookie Paul Maholm had the anticipation of his big-league debut tarnished somewhat by Katrina.