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Encyclopedia > Second baseman
The position of the second baseman
The position of the second baseman

Second base, or 2B, is the second 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 player's team. A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. Also called 2B, or second bagger, the second baseman often possesses quick hands and feet, needs the ability to get rid of the ball quickly, and must be able to make the pivot on a double play. In addition, shortstops and second basemen are usually right-handed as this is preferential for turning a double play. Second base is also known as the keystone sack. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the second baseman is assigned the number 4. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Baseball_2B.svg‎ File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Baseball_2B.svg‎ File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Second base can mean: Second baseman in baseball Sexual slang for intimate fondling and groping. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... After stepping on second base, the fielder throws to first to complete a double play In baseball, a double play (denoted on statistics sheets by DP) for a team or a fielder is the act of making two outs during the same continuous playing action. ...


Second basemen must be quick on their feet to hold the runner on base, back up the shortstop on all throws from the catcher, cover first base on bunted balls, and to field the position to either side. Good second basemen are required to have exceptional range, since they have to field balls closer to the first baseman who is often holding runners on, or moving towards the base to cover. Good range is also helpful since many balls are hit to this position. On a batted ball to right field, the second baseman goes out towards the ball for the relay. Due to these requirements, second base has become primarily a defensive position in the modern game, with comparatively few hitting stars. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... A Little League baseball player squares around to bunt. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ...


For baserunners, second is the easiest base to steal, because the catcher must throw a farther distance. The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ...

Phillies second baseman Plácido Polanco (now with the Detroit Tigers) ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball
Phillies second baseman Plácido Polanco (now with the Detroit Tigers) ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball

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Baseball, Second baseman, Plácido Polanco, 2004, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Baseball, Second baseman, Plácido Polanco, 2004, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett...

National Baseball Hall of Fame second basemen

Note: Year of induction included in parentheses. [1]

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... 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. ... Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... Robert Pershing Doerr (born April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Johnny Evers baseball card, 1911 John Joseph Evers (July 21, 1881 - March 28, 1947) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Jacob Nelson Nellie Fox (December 25, 1927 – December 1, 1975) was a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Chicago White Sox and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Francis Frankie Frisch (September 9, 1898 - March 12, 1973), nicknamed the Fordham Flash, was an American Major League Baseball player of the early 20th century. ... Charles Leonard Gehringer (May 11, 1903 – January 21, 1993) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Detroit Tigers (1924-1942). ... Frank Grant (1868-1937) was an African American Negro League baseball player and International League baseball player in the 19th century. ... William Jennings Bryan Herman (July 7, 1909 - September 5, 1992) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Rogers Hornsby (April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas - January 5, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois), nicknamed The Rajah, was a Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. ... Napoleon Nap Lajoie [la-ZHOWAY] (September 5, 1874 – February 7, 1959), also known as Larry Lajoie, was an American professional athlete of French Canadian descent. ... Anthony Michael Tony Lazzeri (December 6, 1903 — August 6, 1946) was an American Major League Baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s, predominantly with the New York Yankees. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career (1956-72) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... John Alexander McPhee (November 1, 1859 _ January 3, 1943) was a 19th century Major League Baseball player. ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Albert Fred Red Schoendienst (born February 2, 1923) is an American former player, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. ...

Other well-known second basemen

See also: List of Gold Glove middle infield duos

Roberto Alomar Velázquez (born February 5, 1968 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player (1988-2004), considered by many to be one of the best second basemen in history. ... Roberto Francisco Avila González (April 2, 1924 _ October 26, 2004) was a Major League Baseball second baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Cleveland Indians (1949_58), Baltimore Orioles (1959), Boston Red Sox (1959) and Milwaukee Braves (1959). ... Geoffrey Edward Blum (born April 26, 1973 in Redwood City, California) is an infielder for the San Diego Padres. ... Brendan Robert Boone (born April 6, 1969) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who most recently played with the Minnesota Twins before being released on August 1, 2005 after only 20 days with the franchise. ... Robert Anthony Bobby Grich (born January 15, 1949 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Baltimore Orioles (1970-76) and California Angels (1977-86). ... Tipped by some media outlets to be a candidate for the position of Federal Reserve chairman when Alan Greenspan retires. ... Robert Frank Knoop [kuh-NOPP] (born October 18, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and right_handed batter who played for the Los Angeles & California Angels (1964_69), Chicago White Sox (1969_70) and Kansas City Royals (1971-72). ... Dick McAuliffe is a major league baseball player. ... Bobby Lowe (left) with infield teammates Fred Tenney (top), Herman Long (right) and Jimmy Collins (below) Robert Lincoln Lowe (July 10, 1865 - December 8, 1951), called Bobby Lowe and nicknamed Link, was a Major League Baseball player and manager who played for the Boston Beaneaters (1890-1901), Chicago Cubs (1902... The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no... Robert Clinton Richardson (born August 19, 1935, in Sumter, South Carolina) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966. ... John Ellis Temple (August 8, 1927 - January 9, 1994) was a Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Cincinnati teams Redlegs (1952-59) and Reds (1964); Cleveland Indians (1960-61), Baltimore Orioles (1962) and Houston Colt . ... Jesús Manuel Marcano Manny Trillo (born December 25, 1950), also nicknamed Indio, is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Oakland Athletics (1973-74), Chicago Cubs (1975-78, 1986-88), Philadelphia Phillies (1979-82), Cleveland Indians (1983), Montreal Expos (1983), San Francisco Giants (1984-85... Chase Cameron Utley (born December 17, 1978) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Louis Rodman Lou Whitaker, Jr. ... Frank White, Jr. ... Fernando Viña (pronounced VEEN-ya) (born April 16, 1969 in Sacramento, California) is a retired Major League Baseball second baseman and current MLB broadcaster for ESPN. From 1993 through 2005, Viña played for the Seattle Mariners (1993), New York Mets (1994), Milwaukee Brewers (1995-99), St Louis Cardinals... Edgardo Antonio Alfonzo (born November 8, 1973 in Miranda State, Venezuela) is an Major League Baseball infielder in the New York Mets organization. ... 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. ... Joe Gordon can refer to different people: Joe Gordon, the American baseball player. ... Gold Glove Awards for defensive excellence were introduced in 1957. ...

Currently active second basemen

As of the 2007 season, Major League Baseball (MLB) active 2nd basemen include: Major Leagues redirects here. ...

Joshua LaRoy Barfield, more commonly known as Josh Barfield (born December 17, 1982 in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the San Diego Padres. ... Ronnie Belliard (born April 7, 1975 in Bronx, New York) is a second baseman of Dominican descent who currently plays for the Washington Nationals. ... Craig Alan Biggio (born December 14, 1965 in Smithtown, New York) is a seven-time All-Star Major League baseball player who has played his entire career with the Houston Astros. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Miguel Jesús Cairo ({IPA2|ˈkaiɾo}}; a. ... Robinson José Cano (born October 22, 1982 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball, who currently plays for the New York Yankees. ... Jorge Luís Cantú (born January 30, 1982 in Reynosa, Mexico) is a major league third baseman and second baseman for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Jamey Carroll (born February 18, 1974 in Evansville, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who plays for the Colorado Rockies. ... This is an article about the baseball player José Castillo, not the José Castillo whose death was one of the precipitating events of the Spanish Civil War. ... Luis Antonio Castillo (born September 12, 1975 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Minnesota Twins. ... José Alexander (Alex) Cora (born October 18, 1975 in Caguas, Puerto Rico) is an utility infielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Boston Red Sox. ... Ray Durham (born November 30, 1971, in Charlotte, North Carolina), nicknamed The Sugarman, is a second baseman in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants. ... DeRosa (right) and Ryan Theriot (left) take the field Mark Thomas DeRosa (born February 26, 1975 in Passaic, New Jersey) is a Major League Baseball player who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... Mark William Ellis (born June 6, 1977 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is a second baseman for Major League Baseballs Oakland Athletics. ... Marcus William Giles (born May 18, 1978 in San Diego, California) is a US Major League Baseball player. ... Ruben A Gotay is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays with the Kansas City Royals. ... Tony Graffanino Photo: © MLB Anthony Joseph (Tony) Graffanino (born June 6, 1972 in Amityville, New York) is an infielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2005. ... Mark James Grudzielanek [Gress-uh-Lawn-ick] (born June 30, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the St. ... Aaron Walter Hill (born on March 21, 1982 in Visalia, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tadahito Iguchi , born December 4, 1974 in Tokyo, Japan) is a second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Kelly Andrew Johnson (born February 22, 1982 in Austin, Texas) is a Major League Baseball second baseman with the Atlanta Braves. ... Howard Joseph Kendrick (born July 12, 1983 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American Minor League Baseball second baseman in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization. ... Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... Ian Michael Kinsler (born June 22, 1982 in Tucson, Arizona) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Texas Rangers. ... Adam Thomas Kennedy (born January 10, 1976 in Riverside, California) is a Major League Baseball player. ... José Celestino López (born November 24, 1983 in Anzoátegui State, Venezuela) is a shortstop and right-handed batter who plays for the Seattle Mariners. ... Mark David Loretta (born August 14, 1971 in Santa Monica, California) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Houston Astros. ... Kazuo Kaz Matsui (松井 稼頭央 Matsui Kazuo, born October 23, 1975 in Osaka, Japan) is an infielder and switch hitter in Major League Baseball and plays for the Colorado Rockies. ... Dustin Luis Pedroia (born August 17, 1983) in Woodland, California is a Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox, who also played college baseball at Arizona State University. ... Brandon Emil Phillips (born June 28, 1981, in Raleigh, North Carolina), commonly nicknamed BP, is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Plácido Enrique Polanco (pronounced: ) (born October 10, 1975) is a Dominican Major League Baseball player who has played for the St. ... Brian Michael Roberts (born October 9, 1977 in Durham, North Carolina), nicknamed B-Rob, is a switch hitting second baseman who plays for the Baltimore Orioles in the MLB. He has spent his entire professional career with the Orioles organization and made his major league debut in 2001. ... Daniel Cooley Uggla (born March 11, 1980 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Florida Marlins. ... Chase Cameron Utley (born December 17, 1978) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Jose Antonio Valentin was born on October 12, 1969 in Manati, Puerto Rico. ... José Vidro (born August 27, 1974 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball player who is currently the designated hitter for the Seattle Mariners. ... Rickie Darnell Weeks (born September 13, 1982 in Daytona Beach, Florida) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for Milwaukee Brewers. ...

References

  1. ^ Hall of Fame Second Baseman. National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  2. ^ Rod Carew - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
  3. ^ Eddie Collins - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
  4. ^ Bobby Doerr - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
  5. ^ Johnny Evers - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
  6. ^ Nellie Fox - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
  7. ^ Frankie Frisch - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
  8. ^ Charlie Gehringer - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  9. ^ Frank Grant - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  10. ^ Billy Herman - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  11. ^ Rogers Hornsby - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  12. ^ Nap Lajoie - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  13. ^ Tony Lazzeri - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  14. ^ Bill Mazeroski - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  15. ^ Bid McPhee - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  16. ^ Joe Morgan - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  17. ^ Jackie Robinson - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  18. ^ Ryne Sandberg - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
  19. ^ Red Schoendienst - National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Second baseman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (249 words)
Also called 2B, or second bagger, the second baseman often possesses quick hands and feet, needs the ability to get rid of the ball quickly, and must be able to make the pivot on a double play.
Second basemen must be quick on their feet to hold the runner on base, back up the shortstop on all throws from the catcher, cover first base on bunted balls, and to field the position to either side.
In fact, second basemen are required to have the greatest range of any infielder, since they have to field balls closer to the first baseman who is often holding runners on, or moving towards the base to cover.
Second baseman - BR Bullpen (238 words)
The second baseman (abbreviated 2B and position 4 when scoring) is an infielder who normally plays close to and on the right field side of second base.
The second baseman is usually the pivot man on double plays started by the shortstop and third baseman and occasionally on plays started by the catcher, pitcher, or first baseman.
Because the second baseman's position is closer to first base than the shortstop's or third baseman's, he is not required to have as strong an arm as the other infielders.
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