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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Toles scooted into second base for his first hit in 14 months. Andy Mccullough,, "Kershaw continues to make progress on the mound in Dodgers' 8-2 win over the Padres," 10 July 2018 CF Odubel Herrera was in the Texas Rangers’ farm system playing second base for high-A Myrtle Beach in a 5-1 loss to Frederick (Baltimore affiliate). Nick Tricome,, "Where the current lineup was the last time the Phillies were on 'Sunday Night Baseball'," 25 June 2018 After the ball was deflected into left field, Merrifield sprinted effortlessly to second base for a double. Maria Torres, kansascity, "It took until May, but the Royals won their first series of the season | The Kansas City Star," 6 May 2018 Extra bases Pirela started at second base for the third time over Carlos Asuaje. Jeff Sanders,, "Franchy Cordero blasts off in start vs. lefty," 28 Apr. 2018 The Venezuelan has played at second base, shortstop and third base for Scranton but is expected to mostly play second or third base for the Yankees. Jenna West,, "Report: Yankees Will Call Up Top Prospect Gleyber Torres," 21 Apr. 2018 For now, Cora has downplayed the likelihood of Boston starting Betts at second base. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Why Second Base Is the New Right Field," 26 Oct. 2018 But umpire Sean Barber called it fair and Castro was awarded second base when Franco lofted a souvenir into the stands. Matthew Defranks,, "A Closer Look: Miami Marlins 2, Philadelphia Phillies 0," 14 July 2018 In particular, the Brewers have gotten little or no offense out of three positions: shortstop, second base and catcher. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Haudricourt: Brewers looking to go big with Manny Machado, who is an absolutely perfect fit," 13 July 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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