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  1. (baseball) Nickname of the Brooklyn Dodgers, later the Los Angeles Dodgers.
    • 1951, New York Times, "VOICE OF FLATBUSH GOES UP AND DOWN; Loud Shouts of Morning Fall to...", Oct 2, 1951
      The folks were quite happy about Sunday's thrilling reprieve in Philadelphia and happily confident that "d' Bums'll moider dem Jints"
    • 2007, Curt Smith, The Voice: Mel Allen's Untold Story, page 111:
      To his credit, Allen could not imagine the Jints or Bums unabiding on New York's behalf. "New York is fully capable of supporting three clubs."
    • 2000, G. Richard McKelvey, The MacPhails: Baseball's First Family of the Front Office, page 38:
      The faithful cheered loudly for their beloved Bums; they jeered loudly at the others teams, especially if they were the hated "Jints" from the Polo Grounds.
    • 2001, G. Richard McKelvey, The Bounce: Baseball Teams' Great Falls and Comebacks, page 100:
      The Polo Grounds, which had been the site of many fierce battles between the "Jints" and the "Bums," was not friendly to the home team.