second baseman


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second baseman

n. Baseball
The infielder who is positioned near and to the first-base side of second base.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.second baseman - (baseball) the person who plays second 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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