from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseball The infielder stationed near third base.
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- n. The infield defensive player that stands near third base.
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- n. (baseball) the person who plays third base
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With left-handed reliever Joe Oliver now pitching, Gardner gave no indication to anyone in the ballpark what lay ahead, but he noticed after two pitches that Angels third baseman Chone Figgins was playing off the bag.
Lou Piniella, who had grounded to third baseman Jack Brohamer on his first pitch in the first inning, began the fourth inning by taking a fastball on the outside corner for a strike.
Gossage entered the game in the fifth and promptly gave up a two-run homer to third baseman Doug DeCinces, basically putting the game out of reach for the Yankees.
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.
When the Royals came to Fenway in the second week of the month, their manager, Whitey Herzog, shifted third baseman Jerry Terrell into left field and used four outfielders to defend against Rice.
Ensuing singles by Kevin Mitchell and third baseman Ray Knight plated Carter.
Then third baseman Mike Lowell singled, plating Bay and giving the Sox an early 1-0 advantage.
In an ironic twist of fate, on January 16, 2004, Yankees third baseman Aaron Boone, who just months earlier provided a swing for the ages, severely injured his knee playing in a pickup basketball game near his Newport Beach, California home, and would be lost for the upcoming season.
Landing in the glove of Yankees third baseman Graig Nettles somewhere near the third base coaching box, Yankees fans all over went berserk, then packed their bags for Kansas City, Los Angeles the World Series and a second straight world championship.
He would face Graig Nettles first, starting the left-handed hitting third baseman off with a curveball; Torrez had thrown only two or three curves the entire game, and Nettles just watched as the pitch broke sharply down and in.