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.
Recent Examples on the Web Vanderbilt catcher CJ Rodriguez made the throw to second base from his knees well in time to get McCants, but second baseman Javier Vaz missed the tag. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 29 May 2021 Skubal stranded Ramirez at second base with two more outs, including a seven-pitch strikeout of Austin Hedges. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 26 May 2021 McAslan opened the top of the seventh with a sharp single past second base and took second on an errant pickoff attempt by reliever Charlie Konkolics. Glenn Graham,, 25 May 2021 First base umpire Randy Sutton concurred and, as Meckler stood on second base, he was called out. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 24 May 2021 With the score 4-all and Ben Gamel starting the 10th on second base under the pandemic extra-innings rule, Frazier singled Gamel to third off Jacob Webb (1-2) and Newman singled for a 5-4 lead. George Henry, ajc, 21 May 2021 Madrigal held up, Judge grabbed the ball on a hop and threw out Madrigal at second base for a fielder's choice. Mike Fitzpatrick, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 Pinder was the last runner the A’s advanced past second base. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 May 2021 Experimentation on how best to bring more action to baseball has already begun, mostly at the minor league level, but also at the major league level, such as the new rule of starting each extra inning with a base runner at second base. Jim Ingraham, Forbes, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of second base

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of second base was in 1845

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1 Jun 2021

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“Second base.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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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