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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With the score tied and two runners on base, Rizzo brought in the go-ahead run with a ground out to second base. Bobby Nightengale,, "Cincinnati Reds bullpen blows 5-run lead in loss to Chicago Cubs," 7 July 2018 But third baseman Matt Carpenter could move to second base, Rosenthal theorized. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Mike Moustakas trade rumors: three teams interested in Royals third baseman," 6 July 2018 After Anderson struck out Kepler, Polanco advanced to third on Mitch Garver’s fly to deep right but Jake Cave grounded out sharply to second base and the Brewers held their one-run lead. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 3, Twins 2: Three-game sweep finally allows Brewers to climb 16 games over .500," 4 July 2018 Then, Jeimer Candelario hit a soft ground ball to second base for an RBI fielder’s choice. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers can't hold on, lose to Chicago Cubs 5-3," 3 July 2018 However, Ontiveros retired Tyler Comeaux on a pop-out to second base to seal the triumph for Pearland East which completed a four-game unbeaten run. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Little League baseball: Pearland East wins District 15 title," 29 June 2018 Jansen gave up a one-out single to Ben Zobrist and balked Zobrist to second base. Mike Digiovanna,, "Kenta Maeda dominates the Cubs over seven innings in 2-1 win," 26 June 2018 Across town, the Cubs answered that question by moving All-Star Starlin Castro to second base and then trading him. David Haugh,, "Rick Renteria's gripe only makes it tougher for Yoan Moncada," 13 June 2018 An inning later, Dalton misplayed a single to right field by second baseman Luke Jarvis, allowing him to advance to second base. Edgar Thompson,, "Gators earn return trip to CWS on wild walk-off home run," 12 June 2018

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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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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

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