American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Baseball The infielder who is positioned near and to the first-base side of second base.
- n. baseball The infield defensive player that stands between the first baseman and the shortstop, normally on the right field side of second base.
- n. (baseball) the person who plays second base
“Bob Lemon sent left-handed power hitter Jim Spencer up to bat for second baseman Brian Doyle.”
“In a span of five years the Yankees lost second baseman Bobby Richardson, shortstop Tony Kubek, pitcher Whitey Ford, and center fielder Mickey Mantle to retirement.”
“—Julio Franco, after Roberto Alomar was named as the starting second baseman on the 1991 American League All-Star team”
“Moving slowly along the infield grass of a brisk November evening, the ground ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino took forever to reach second baseman Robinson Cano.”
“He promptly hit a high pop-up in the direction of second baseman Duane Kuiper.”
“While running to first on the bouncing-ball single that started the rally, second baseman Willie Randolph pulled a hamstring.”
“But the regular number two hitter, second baseman Willie Randolph, had pulled a hamstring muscle in the last week of the season, and his replacement, rookie Brian Doyle, was a poor hitter.”
“There is that well-traveled story dating back to the days when Pedro was a Dodger holding down third base in an infield with second baseman Steve Sax, who, because of psychological problems or some such thing, was having all kinds of troubles throwing to first.”
“Substituting for regular second baseman Willie Randolph, twenty-three-year-old Brian Doyle came to the plate to start the third inning.”
“Left fielder Roy White, second baseman Brian Doyle, and shortstop Bucky Dent, a significant drop-off in power and average from the top six Yankee batters, constituted the bottom third of the order.”
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