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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Abreu and Hosmer both are middle of the order first baseman, and the latter signed an eight-year, $144 million contract with the San Diego Padres in February.
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.
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.
The fungo hitter hits ground balls to each infielder, who must throw to first, where the first baseman will throw to third base.
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I played 135 games at third base, 109 as a catcher, 21 in the outfield, 10 as a pitcher and one at shortstop, but I played most of my Hall of Fame career as a first baseman (1,919 games).
Abreu and Hosmer are both middle of the order first baseman, and the latter signed an eight-year, $144 million contract with the San Diego Padres in February.
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.
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.