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Encyclopedia > Utility player

In sport, a utility player is one who can play several positions competently, a sort of jack of all trades. Sports in which the term is often used include soccer, baseball water polo and softball. A person that specializes in many different skills. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... This article is about the sport. ... Water polo is a team water sport. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ...


Notable utility players in baseball, capable of playing in most baseball positions include Bert Campaneris, José Oquendo, César Tovar, Cookie Rojas, Honus Wagner and Rex Hudler (who played only as a position player, not a pitcher), who played every position on the field during their respective careers; Tony Phillips, the first player to start 10 games at five different positions in the same season; and Mike Brumley, Chone Figgins, Ryan Freel, Denny Hocking, José Macías, Joe McEwing, Mark McLemore, Pablo Ozuna, Desi Relaford, B.J. Upton, Omar Infante, and Luis Salazar. In baseball, an utility player is a player who can play several different positions. ... There are 9 fielding positions in baseball. ... Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco (born March 9, 1942 in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba), best known as Bert Campaneris and nicknamed Campy, is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1964-76), Texas Rangers (1977-79), California Angels (1979_81) and New York Yankees (1983). ... José Manuel Oquendo Contreras (born July 4, 1963 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball and the current third base coach for the St. ... César Leonardo Tovar (July 3, 1940 - July 14, 1994), nicknamed Pepito and Mr. ... Octavio Victor Rojas Rivas, better known as Cookie Rojas (born March 6, 1939 in Havana, Cuba), is a former Major League Baseball player, manager and coach. ... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman, was an American baseball player who played during the 1890s until the 1910s. ... Rex Allen Hudler (nicknamed the Wonder Dog) was born on September 2, 1960, in Tempe, Arizona. ... Keith Anthony (Tony) Phillips (b. ... Anthony Michael Brumley (born April 9, 1963 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former infielder/outfielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1987 through 1995 for the Chicago Cubs (1987), Detroit Tigers (1989), Seattle Mariners (1990), Boston Red Sox (1991-92), Houston Astros (1993, 1995) and Oakland Athletics (1994). ... Desmond DeChone (Chone) Figgins (born January 22, 1978 in Leary, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball utility player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Chone is pronounced similarly to Shawn). Figgins is well-renowned as one of the top utility players in the major leagues, possessing the ability to... Ryan Paul Freel (born March 8, 1976 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a professional baseball player. ... Dennis Lee Denny Hocking born on April 2, 1970 in Torrance, California, is a professional baseball player. ... José Prado Macías (born January 25, 1972 in Panama City, Panama) is a Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. ... Joseph Earl McEwing (born October 19, 1972 in Bristol, Pennsylvania) is a Major League Baseball player who has spent most of his career with the New York Mets, where he played from 2000 through 2004. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... A Pablo Ozuna autographed baseball card. ... Desmond Lamont Relaford (born September 16, 1973 in Valdosta, Georgia) is an American professional baseball shortstop who currently plays for the Memphis Redbirds. ... Melvin Emanuel B.J. Upton, (born August 21, 1984 in Norfolk, Virginia) (The B.J. is short for Bossman Junior, his fathers nickname was Bossman). ... Omar Infante [in-fahn-TAY] (born December 26, 1981 in Anzoátegui State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball second baseman who plays for the Detroit Tigers (2002-present). ... Luis Ernesto Salazar Garcia (born May 19, 1956 in Barcelona, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela) is a former third baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball, a right-handed batter who played from 1980 to 1992. ...


In softball, a utility player is a player who can play several positions but can also bat well. Coaches often look for such players to bat as clean-up or 5th in the lineup. Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ...


In cricket, the term all rounder is used. Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... An all-rounder is a cricket player who excels at both batting and bowling. ...


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Utility player - Wikipedia (104 words)
In sport a utility player is a sort of jack of all trades, one that can play several positions competently.
Notable utility players in baseball, capable of playing in most baseball positions include Jose Oquendo, who played every position on the field during his career, Joe McEwing, Jose Macias, Ryan Freel, Desi Relaford, and Chone Figgins.
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