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  • n. A play where a runner on any base attempts to run to the next base while the pitcher pitches for a batter; the runner must make it to the next base before the ball does, or they are out.


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  • Hamming it up for the press, Rickey Henderson lays a smacker on his 100th stolen base in 1982, the year he went on to set the all-time single season stolen base mark.

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  • Fisk threw a one-hopper that took a perfect bounce, but Rivers was safe with his second stolen base of the game.

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