first baseman


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first baseman

n. Baseball
The infielder stationed near first base.

first′ base′man



n.
the baseball player whose position is first base.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.first baseman - (baseball) the person who plays first basefirst baseman - (baseball) the person who plays first base
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
softball game, softball - a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
infielder - (baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield
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The New York Yankees could be now interested in signing free-agent slugger Kendrys Morales after seeing first baseman Mark Teixeira struggle again with injuries this season, a source close to situation reported on Thursday.
Junior shortstop Danny Worth and freshman first baseman Ryan Heroy collected three hits each to lead a 16-hit attack in Pepperdine's 8-3 nonconference victory over USC on Tuesday.
A starting first baseman the last nine years, the free agent reached a preliminary agreement on an $800,000, one-year contract with Boston, which needed an experienced player to give Kevin Youkilis an occasional day off.
If the ball is drifting down the first-base line and the first baseman has the better angle, he should call off the catcher and the pitcher.
Set one player at each infield position, extra players at the edge of the outfield grass, the first baseman holding the runner on, and the middle infielders at double-play depth.
He chose to highlight Oakland's strong emphasis on offensive patience, partly because it's important and partly because it presented to him cerebral underdog subjects such as castoff catcher turned starting first baseman Scott Hatteberg and submarine pitcher Chad Bradford.
A deal has been finalized sending Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and injured outfield Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Rich Mahoney, a third and first baseman with some of the surest hands in the game and a master of the "dump" hit.
But the knock against Loney -- and the reason Dodgers officials aren't convinced he is ready to become the club's everyday first baseman next season -- is that he doesn't yet have sufficient power for a corner infielder.
Players participating in the 2005 CENTURY 21 Home Run Derby are: Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bobby Abreu of Venezuela; Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jason Bay of Canada; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Hee-Seop Choi of Korea; Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones of Curacao; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Lee of Panama; Boston Red Sox first baseman/designated hitter David Ortiz of the Dominican Republic; Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan Rodriguez of Puerto Rico; and Texas Rangers first baseman Mark Teixeira of the United States.
We're just thinking about trying to win,'' said Dodgers first baseman Nomar Garciaparra, who gutted his way through seven innings, three hits and four at-bats after tweaking his strained right oblique ducking away from an inside pitch three batters into the game -- he is expected to sit out today's series finale.
The same holds true (to some extent) with the third baseman and the first baseman, since they normally do not compete for a pop fly unless it is near the mound.