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third base

n. Baseball
1. The third of the bases on the diamond counterclockwise from home plate; the last base to be reached by a runner before home plate.
2. The position played by the third baseman.
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third′ base′


n.
1. the third of the bases in baseball, in counterclockwise order from home plate.
2. the position of the fielder covering this base.
[1835–45, Amer.]
third′ base′man, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.third base - the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseballthird base - the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball; "he was cut down on a close play at third"
bag, base - a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
2.third base - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate); "he is playing third"
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.
But plate umpire Dana DeMuth did not call Craig out, pointing at third base, where umpire Jim Joyce called obstruction, claiming that Middlebrooks had made contact with Craig as the runner was trying to come up out of his slide.
Gutierrez, however, would advance to third base on a fielding error by center fielder Yair Lopez.
Despite spending all but a handful of games at third base, the Braves intend to play Glaus at first base.
Jackie barreling in from third base in a foot-first slide with his inside (right) foot leading.
If New York doesn't get Machado, they seem to be set with Miguel Andujar at third base and Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns from Tommy John Surgery.
Owings touched first base and Paul Goldschmidt, the runner on third base, advanced and touched home plate.
The Tigers had three base-runners in the first inning but did not score, thanks to a mistake by third base coach Tom Brookens.
With veteran Ryan Hambright nursing a back injury, freshman Mitchell Tolman took over third base at USC last week and provided a boost of offense for a team sorely needing one.
Jimmy Burke, third base, Milwaukee (AL), 1901; Ray Chapman, shortstop, Indians, 1914; Lenny Merullo, shortstop, Cubs, 1942.
Don't steal third base with two outs or make the third out at third.
In the top of the second inning, Stephen Lohr hit into a fielder's choice to plate the Miners' first run, hustling up the line to beat out the potential double play ball and scoring Kyle Davis from third base to make it 3-1.