second base


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second base

n. Baseball
1. The base across the diamond from home plate, to be touched second by a runner.
2. The position played by a second baseman.
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sec′ond base′



n.
1. the second in order of the bases from home plate in baseball.
2. the position of the player covering the area of the infield between second and first bases.
[1835–45, Amer.]
sec′ond base′man, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.second base - the base that must be touched second by a base runner in baseballsecond base - the base that must be touched second by a base runner in baseball
bag, base - a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
2.second base - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball
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"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.
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It now looks like he'll be the starting third baseman for the foreseeable future, having spent most of his career at second base.
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Lai Mengting's ground ball single became Chinese-Taipei's final hit, allowing its runner to take home base after the Philippines' first base and second base collided in an attempt to catch the ball.
Calhoun alertly fired to second base where shortstop Andrelton Simmons stepped on the bag to double off Stanton, who was ruled to have left the bag early.
In the 10th, Burgos' knocked his ground ball into left field to score pinch runner Westhers Magdaleno from second base. Magdaleno had replaced Bryant Aragon who struck out to open the inning but reached base after swinging at a wild pitch.
Roger Williams - a fellow Texan - offered Brady the chance to take some grounders at second base as the team's back up.
I can picture Hines coming down the little slope from center field toward third base like a deer, reaching at full length, catching the ball within an inch of the ground, and not stopping until he landed on third base, from which he returned the ball to second base, thereby completing a triple play, the brilliancy of which I never since recalled.