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 In the agreement, the runner on second base would be the last out of the last inning, unless that player has been substituted. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "MLB considering ties for 2020 season as part of modified extra innings plan," 20 June 2020 Johnson went to second base on the error, before coming home on a Jaden Ortiz single to left field. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "In reunion of Mustang 9s World Series players, Astros nip Angels 4-1," 19 June 2020 The 5-10, 190-pound Smith, meanwhile, hit .315 with two home runs and 14 runs batted in while playing primarily second base over 18 games at Grand Canyon. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers land first post-draft free agents in South Carolina RHP T.J. Shook, Grand Canyon University INF Drew Smith," 14 June 2020 The biggest difference: Solak is a little more athletic, the coaches say; Foscue, a better defender at second base. Dallas News, "Justin Foscue’s drive comes from proving others wrong. Now, the Rangers’ top draft pick has the chance to prove Texas right," 12 June 2020 Poland had a strong freshman season, but struggled early in his sophomore season posting a 12.71 ERA with 5.1 innings pitched, while splitting time at second base. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "What does U of L's baseball roster look like after losing three player to the MLB Draft?," 12 June 2020 Trei has played second base, third base and shortstop, so there's a level of versatility. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers take Rice SS Trei Cruz in Round 3 of 2020 MLB draft," 11 June 2020 Also, it should be noted, if Austin Martin ultimately ends up at second base, suddenly the value margin between he and Gonzales drastically shrinks. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "MLB mock draft: Final 2020 MLB draft projections for Diamondbacks, Arizona connections," 10 June 2020 Kyle Farmer is expected to play shortstop Sunday while Derek Dietrich plays second base and Curt Casali is the starting catcher. Bobby Nightengale,, "Cincinnati Reds' spring training opener against Cleveland Indians rained out," 22 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of second base

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Jun 2020

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“Second base.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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