first baseman

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Synonyms for first baseman

(baseball) the person who plays first base

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Heffernan is a good defender and can play 2nd base, pitch and catch; Gendron can pitch if needed and play 1st base or outfield; Whitley, a rookie to varsity, is a good hitter and plays 2nd, short and 3rd; Shemonic plays outfield and can catch; Hunter specializes at 2nd base and shortstop; and Gruenewald plays outfield, 2nd base and pitches.
Murphy is a big, strong hitter, according to Coach Kelkhoff and he can catch, play 1st base or 3rd base.
The 1st base coach eyes the runner, the 3rd base coach the bunter.
Contact creates listening and vision reactions by the runner on where the ball is going and possibly "back" call by the 1st base coach on a pop-up.
Now let's take a look at a Sure Double down the right-field line with a runner on 1st base. The key to this play is to keep that runner on 1st base from scoring.
The 1st baseman, shortstop, and pitcher are the players with significantly different roles when a player is on 1st base in this situation.
B4, the improper batter, will be removed from 1st base to bat again.
Getting the out at 1st base is the primary objective, only throw to 2nd if you're you sure can get the out.
C receives bunt defense sign from 3rd baseman, then calls a pitch-out and delivers a strong throw to the left side of 1st base.
After outfielders complete their throws and infielders move into position, have an assistant coach or a player hit fly balls to the outfielders - from 1st base area to left field and from 3rd base area to center and right fields - with extra pitchers or players being used to relay the ball back to the fungo hitter.
How are groundballs going over 3rd base and 1st base considered fair or foul?
What are the keys to the right-hander's pick-off move to 1st base and a left-hander's pick-off move to 3rd base?
Pitchers cover 1st base on any ball hit to the right side (by a coach) and take the throw from the 1st baseman.
Pitcher covers 1st base on a ball hit by the coach between 1st and 2nd.
Backs up throws to the 1st base area and becomes responsible for 1st base if the pitcher doesn't get there in time.