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Posted by Bob on October 27, 2005

In Reply to: Walk-on posted by Dan Adams on October 27, 2005

: What precisely does the phrase "walk-on" mean, as used in sports such as walk-on home run. How does this vary from the use in theatre when there's "a walk-on performance"?

You may have mis-heard. In baseball, there's a "walk-off" home run, one that wins the game in the bottom of the last inning. There's no walk-on home run. There are, on the other hand, particularly in American college sports, "walk-ons." These are players who join a team without the benefit of a scholarship, but who hope to qualify for one.