third base


Definition of third base

1 : the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball
2 : the player position for defending the area around third base

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Other Words from third base

third baseman noun

Examples of third base in a Sentence

a runner on third base

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Rivera, who made his second start for the Marlins at second base Wednesday night, played in a combined 43 games for the Brewers during the past three years — bouncing from second base to shortstop to third base. Andre C. Fernandez, miamiherald, "For one night, this Marlin and this future Hall of Famer made their home country proud | Miami Herald," 2 May 2018 The Marlins trailed by three runs and San Diego threatened with men on second and third base with two outs. Matthew Defranks,, "A Closer Look: San Diego Padres 3, Miami Marlins 1," 10 June 2018 Zach Watson -- who homered to start the game -- put himself on third base in the second with two outs, but Antoine Duplantis failed to bring him in, as well. Brody Miller,, "LSU keeps season alive with 9th-inning rally against Northwestern State," 3 June 2018 The offense could not place a runner on third base through seven innings against him. Andy Mccullough,, "Dodgers' rotation hit with another injury in loss to Phillies 6-1," 30 May 2018 Shelbyville tried to rally in the sixth and had the tying run at the plate and a runner on third base, but grounded out to end the inning. Corey Elliot, Indianapolis Star, "HS softball: Top-ranked Trojans make winning look routine," 29 May 2018 In the bottom of the eighth inning, with a runner on third base and the Tigers trailing by one run, Leonys Martin caught a shallow fly ball in center field. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Ron Gardenhire's Kelly Clarkson ringtone is theme for Detroit Tigers season," 22 May 2018 The Angels had the winning run, Mike Trout, on third base with two outs. Staff,, "Nine Innings: Keys to a Dodgers Turnaround, Fixing Ohtani's Workload and MLB's Underappreciated Players," 20 May 2018 But Brian Jakubek slammed the door, stranding an Urbana runner on third base with a pop out to first base. Kyle Mcfadden, Howard County Times, "Howard baseball secures second straight regional title with 11-10 win over Urbana," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of third base

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of third base

baseball : the base that must be touched third by a base runner also : the position of the player who defends the area near third base

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