third base


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third base

n. Baseball
1. The third of the bases on the diamond counterclockwise from home plate; the last base to be reached by a runner before home plate.
2. The position played by the third baseman.

third′ base′


n.
1. the third of the bases in baseball, in counterclockwise order from home plate.
2. the position of the fielder covering this base.
[1835–45, Amer.]
third′ base′man, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.third base - the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseballthird base - the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball; "he was cut down on a close play at third"
bag, base - a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
2.third base - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate); "he is playing third"
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball
References in classic literature ?
As for inside baseball, or outside, for that matter, I hardly believe I'd be able to tell third base from the second base, it's so long since I went to a game," proceeded Tom.
4 With one out, the Dodgers have Chase Utley on third base and Justin Turner on first.
This advice warns players to exercise extreme caution when deciding to advance to third base when there are presently zero or two outs, imploring them to remain at second unless successful advancement is virtually certain.
Defensively, Nix made 48 starts at shortstop and 41 at third base along with four appearances at second base.
The Red Sox also said yesterday Alex Ochoa will be first base coach on manager Bobby Valentine's staff and Jerry Royster will be the third base coach.
In addition, AAA Norfolk Manager Gary Allenson has been tabbed to take over the third base coaching duties.
DENVER -- Dodgers catcher Russell Martin started his second consecutive game at third base Saturday night at Colorado.
In a dramatic finale, two walks led to a run coming home and with two outs and the tying run on third base, the Northampton batter struck out.
The exhibition, Third Base, is the result of work by final-year students on the BA (honours) fine art painting and drawing course.
This includes third base, forcing the players rounding second to head straight for home plate.
The trade with Washington was made after second baseman Rickie Weeks went down with a severe ankle injury, but by the time Milwaukee made it to the postseason, Hairston was playing third base on a regular basis.