second base


Definition of second base

1 : the base that must be touched second by a base runner in baseball
2 : the player position for defending the area on the first-base side of second base

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Other Words from second base

second baseman noun

Examples of second base in a Sentence

He slid into second base. He used to play second base for the Red Sox.

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Díaz was 1 for 4 while batting second and playing second base. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Carlos Correa, Aledmys Díaz need at least a week on rehab assignments," 15 July 2019 Chad Pinder liked his chances of getting to second base when a grounder by Ramon Laureano in the ninth inning took White Sox shortstop Jose Rondon deep in the hole. Michael Wagaman,, "Error in 9th dooms the White Sox to getting swept in Oakland," 14 July 2019 First baseman Freddie Freeman chased Tatis toward second base. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Tatis makes nothing spectacular; Munoz leveraging higher," 14 July 2019 Burns also played at Murray State under Mike Thieke, playing mostly shortstop and second base. Robert Rimpson, The Courier-Journal, "Pleasure Ridge Park baseball hires 'Baseball Pastor' Brad Burns as head coach," 12 July 2019 The club could use his bat in the lineup on a daily basis, but is Bochy comfortable sending him to second base or even third base in a double switch situation? Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "San Francisco Giants: 25 big questions for 25 players at the All-Star break," 10 July 2019 Ronald Acuna lined a shot down the third base line that seemed to be destined for the left-field corner, but Chapman made a phenomenal diving catch and scrambled to his feet in time to double up J.T. Realmuto at second base. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Simulated All-Star Game: Matt Chapman propels American League to walk-off win," 9 July 2019 In the seventh inning of Sunday’s game at Chase Field, the Rockies’ all-star third baseman was shifted toward second base when Diamondbacks pinch-hitter Domingo Leyba hit a high chopper toward third. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "How Nolan Arenado’s off-field discipline made Rockies’ third baseman a 5-time all-star," 9 July 2019 Devers started the inning with a single and Vazquez was credited with a double when no one covered second base on his base hit. Julian Mcwilliams,, "Hits, runs keep coming as the Red Sox hang on to top Tigers 10-6," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of second base

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of second base

baseball : the base that must be touched second by a base runner also : the position of the player who defends the area near second base

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