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

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 Cleveland loaded the bases in the fourth and Josh Naylor sent a grounder up the middle that Yolmer Sanchez fielded but threw wildly behind his back trying to get the ball to Bogaerts at second base. Joe Noga, cleveland, 26 July 2022 With Marte back at second base after several weeks of being mostly limited to DH duties, Lovullo again has the flexibility in his lineup to start working days off in for some of his regulars. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 25 July 2022 Without Story and Christian Arroyo (on the IL with a left groin strain), Yolmer Sánchez got the start at second base. Jayna Bardahl,, 23 July 2022 Popped out to end the game against Mariano Rivera with the tying run at second base, and the American League prevailed, 3-2. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 18 July 2022 Not only do Kamden and Hayes provide comedic comments throughout, but Kamden also tries his hand at coaching, instructing his teammate, Beckett, to squeeze the ball at second base. Trent Abrego, USA TODAY, 16 July 2022 Morgan is sometimes his double play partner at second base. Harold Mcilvain, Arkansas Online, 10 July 2022 Jeter Downs, named after the former Yankee Hall of Famer, singled on a grounder that got past a devising Gleyber Torres at second base. Kristie Ackert, Hartford Courant, 9 July 2022 In the sixth inning, Senzel lined a ball into left field and was thrown out at second base trying to stretch a single into a double. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 7 July 2022 See More

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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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31 Jul 2022

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“Second base.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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