from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseball The infielder stationed near first base.
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- n. The infield defensive player that stands near first base.
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- n. (baseball) the person who plays first base
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Guidry would begin by facing George Scott, the big, right-handed-hitting first baseman known as “Boomer.”
Graig Nettles, another home run hitter, would hit fifth, followed by the solid-hitting first baseman Chris Chambliss.
Padding the run cushion, Boston first baseman Kevin Millar boomed another circuit-tripper to start the fourth, and after a walk to Nixon and single by third baseman Bill Mueller, with runners on first and second with no one out, the Red Sox, fueled by eighty-five years of agonizing futility, seemed poised to slay their personal demons.
—Boston manager Dick Williams, on his brick-headed first baseman George Scott
Mets add Mike Jacobs and Hisanori TakahashiNEW YORK - The New York Mets agreed Thursday to minor league contracts with first baseman Mike Jacobs and left-hander Hisanori Takahashi after missing out on several free agents with higher profiles.
Sparky Lyle, a lefty relief pitcher with a vicious slider, had been acquired in a 1972 trade with Boston for first baseman Danny Cater, a deal that worked out considerably better for the Yankees than it did for the Red Sox.
It reached its peak when first baseman Kevin Millar and winning pitcher Derek Lowe sprayed fans in the lower-box seats with champagne.
In April 1974, again from the Indians, Paul acquired first baseman Chris Chambliss, an excellent defensive player who had been American League rookie of the year in 1971, and the versatile relief pitcher Dick Tidrow.
As it turned out, in December 1976, the Brewers sent him and outfielder Bernie Carbo back to the Sox for first baseman Cecil Cooper—yet another in a history of bad Red Sox trades.
The following year was slightly better, as power-hitting young players such as first baseman George Scott and outfielder Tony Conigliaro started to give the team new energy.