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first baseman

n. Baseball
The infielder stationed near first base.

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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 1st baseman, shortstop, and pitcher are the players with significantly different roles when a player is on 1st base in this situation.
The 1st baseman is the trail man on the tandem relay and directs the throw to either home plate or 3rd base--if a throw is needed.
Something we do to keep the 1st baseman busy until we need him for the relays to home plate is to have our second coach make low throws for him to dig out of the dirt at 1st.
The back-up 1st baseman will take the throw when the other 1st baseman is fielding a dribbler.
For example, if a ball is hit on the ground between the 1st and 2nd base-man and the 1st baseman is ranging far to his right, there seems little chance of being able to recover in time to get into cutoff position between the mound and first.
If the ball falls safely, the 1st baseman is in position to be near first in case an over-anxious batter/runner is trapped between 1st and 2nd and a rundown ensues.
After the SS catches the ball, she must throw it to the 1st baseman and follow the ball in the same fashion (Diag.
2B is prepared to field hard bunt between P and 1st baseman; if 1st baseman fields bunt, covers 1st.
Routine ground ball to each infielder, who throws to 1st baseman, who throws to catcher, who throws to the bag being covered by the infielder, who returns the ball to the catcher.
What does the 1st baseman do on a sure double with nobody on base?
3rd Baseman: A coach hits slow ground balls to the 3rd baseman, who fields the ball and throws to the 1st baseman.
On a steal with two outs, the 1st baseman must always trail the back runner by 10 feet.