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An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. The infield defensive positions are first baseman, second baseman, shortstop and third baseman. Pitchers and catchers are often considered distinct from infielders even though they play on the infield; they are sometimes described jointly as the battery. Picture of Fenway Park. ... A baseball field is a playing field used for baseball. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... The following is an alphabetical list of unofficial terms, phrases, and other jargon used in baseball, and explanations of their meanings. ...


Utility infielders are bench players who can play at least two infield positions. They are often weak hitters but skilled fielders, who enter the game in the late innings as defensive substitutes. A utility infielder is a baseball player, usually someone who does not have a regular starting role on the team, who is capable of playing more than one of the four defensive infield positions: first base, second base, third base, and shortstop. ... An innings, or inning, is a segment of a game in any of a variety of sports – most notably baseball and cricket – during which a side takes its turn to bat. ...


Among infielders, shortstops are generally the best fielders, followed by second basemen, third basemen, and first basemen, respectively. First basemen are generally required to be very talented as many throws are aimed to the runner (at first base) Conversely, more first and third basemen are good hitters than second basemen and shortstops. Second basemen and shortstops are referred to as "Middle Infielders," while third basemen and first baseman are called "Corner Infielders", or simply the "corners".


In racing sports, the infield is the area in the center of an elliptical racetrack, often used as a spectator area.

Baseball positions
Outfielders: Left field | Center field | Right field
Infielders: 3rd base | Shortstop | 2nd base | 1st base

Pitcher | Catcher There are 9 fielding positions in baseball. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ...

Designated hitter

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