groundskeeper groundskeeper  /ˈɡraʊnd ˌski pər/


  • (n) someone who maintains the grounds (of an estate or park or athletic field)



  1. Clinton and Summers paused for a lengthy chat, though well out of earshot, in front of the Rose Garden as a White House groundskeeper watered the flowers with a leaky garden hose.
  2. If its rinks and courts are the best in central Europe, it is thanks to Josef Drobny, the club's industrious groundskeeper.
  3. Cardinals groundskeeper Tim Forneris picked up the ball, and, although collectors would have paid millions, he gave the ball back to McGwire in the clubhouse.


  1. First pitch: Krauss joins Astros for Cubs series; rain delay at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — The Astros’ first contest during a three-game interleague series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field may not start on time. The infield tarp was rolled out at 12:15 p.m. Friday and the clubs canceled batting practice before a 1:10 p.m. game. Astros manager Bo Porter was informed a quick, hard rain is expected. “(The groundskeeper) said when it hits it’s going to be hard; it’s going to be ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. Sound Off: We want to sleep in

    It's 6:45 a.m. and the groundskeeper at the Watervliet Elementary School is mowing the lawn. Yes, 6:45 a.m. Are you kidding me? How about a little consideration for the neighborhood?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

  3. Booher: Phipps still hurting after lost weekend

    The groundskeeper of Hammons Field sat in the first-base dugout Wednesday, and talked about all that went wrong over a rainy and lost weekend.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Springfield News-Leader


  1. "It shouldn't be like that," Shell said. "Every organization should be here on the same page, from the bottom up, from the groundskeeper on up. Everybody should be on the same page, trying to do the right things, trying to help this...
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Art Shell Source: USA Today

  2. "What we look for as umpires in the integrity of the mound and the batter's box, and that was never compromised until the end," umpire crew chief Tim Welke said. "Due to the velocity of the rain, (head groundskeeper) Mike (Boekholder) and his...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Tim Welke Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post

  3. "Streamers are nothing," Limniatis said. "I've seen fans throw bottles of urine and coins. When I was playing in Greece, the groundskeeper would collect all the coins on the field the day
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: John Limniatis Source: The Gazette (Montreal)

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