American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Baseball A player assigned to first, second, or third base.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one of the three players who in the game of base-ball are stationed at first, second, and third bases.
- base + man (Wiktionary)
“Local fans thought the Colonel bore a resemblance to Randy Bass, a bearded power hitter and first baseman from the U.S. who played for the team at the time.”
“The Rays third baseman is hitting .441 (15-for-34) with five homers and 12 RBIs on the season, but is a middling 2-for-7 with five strikeouts versus the Yankees this week.”
“Their slick-fielding first baseman is watching groundballs elude his grasp like never before and their young leader is scuffling so badly he was benched.”
“The former second baseman is an ESPN baseball analyst.”
“The Milwaukee Brewers 'first baseman is one of the most exciting players, with 29 homers and 70 RBI.”
“His teammate Matt Dominguez, currently a third baseman, is another top prospect.”
“David Wright, the National League's third baseman from the New York Mets, said that his All-Star selection — it was his second appearance — means most to his grandfather, Henry Buhl of Virginia Beach.”
“Shelby's son, John III, a second baseman from the University of Kentucky, went to the Chicago White Sox in the fifth round.”
“In fact, Ellis, the second baseman, is the only other guy left from 2002, when the A's were beaten in five by the Twins.”
“Belliard's October success hasn't surprised manager Tony La Russa, who said his second baseman is accustomed to playing in pressure situations because he does so every winter in the Dominican Republic.”
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