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third baseman

n. Baseball
The infielder stationed near third base.
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Noun1.third baseman - (baseball) the person who plays third 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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He is one of only three third basemen in franchise history to earn at least three all-star nods, joining Ron Santo (nine times, 1963-66, 1968-69, 1971-73) and Stan Hack (four times, 1938-39, 1941, 1943).
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Teammates and opposing players who had spent time in the major leagues believed that Hopke's glove work compared favorably to that of the game's best third basemen. Del Drake avowed in 1911: "I have not seen a third baseman in the American League this season who has anything on Hopke as an infielder.
We believe it eliminates confusion that may arise from balls on which both the first and third basemen think of themselves as the cutoff man.
"Probably one of the more athletic third basemen in the league.
Rosenthal suggested that the San Diego Padres could be a potential destination for Andujar because they've shown an interest in acquiring subpar defensive third basemen. The Padres have been involved in trade rumors for both Realmuto and Syndergaard.
Graig Nettles hit 390 lifetime home runs, won two Gold Glove awards and was considered one of the top defensive third basemen of his era.
Beltre leads all big-league third basemen with 75 extra-base hits and is two RBIs away from hitting the century mark.
The first and third basemen set up a little differently from the middle fielders.