first baseman

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Synonyms for first baseman

(baseball) the person who plays first base

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The Yankees lack a legitimate backup first baseman, and catcher Brian McCann made his first professional start at the position Wednesday night," Fox Sports reported.
The first baseman should take these throws and drop the baseballs into a bucket beside him.
Which first baseman has won more Gold Glove Awards (11) than any other player at his position: Steve Garvey, Keith Hernandez, J.
The 1964 - 1979 inductees include first baseman and top leadoff hitter, Jimmy McCardle; second baseman and longtime Chicago Park District softball organizer, Buddy Haines; and Tom O'Malley, who played for five-plus decades and together with two other Hall of Famers formed one of the best outfields of their time.
In return, the Dodgers have agreed to send first baseman James Loney, second baseman Ivan De Jesus Jr.
But the knock against Loney -- and the reason Dodgers officials aren't convinced he is ready to become the club's everyday first baseman next season -- is that he doesn't yet have sufficient power for a corner infielder.
On pop fly balls in the infield, the second baseman has priority over the first baseman and the shortstop has priority over the third baseman, especially on balls hit beyond the bases.
Players participating in the 2005 CENTURY 21 Home Run Derby are: Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bobby Abreu of Venezuela; Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jason Bay of Canada; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Hee-Seop Choi of Korea; Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones of Curacao; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Lee of Panama; Boston Red Sox first baseman/designated hitter David Ortiz of the Dominican Republic; Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan Rodriguez of Puerto Rico; and Texas Rangers first baseman Mark Teixeira of the United States.
We're just thinking about trying to win,'' said Dodgers first baseman Nomar Garciaparra, who gutted his way through seven innings, three hits and four at-bats after tweaking his strained right oblique ducking away from an inside pitch three batters into the game -- he is expected to sit out today's series finale.
For the same reasons stated above, most coaches prefer their first baseman or third baseman, rather than catcher, to take pop-ups down the foul lines.
In 1934, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig became the first athlete ever to appear on a Wheaties box.
Injured first baseman Cesar Nicolas (shoulder) was 1 for 4 with a double in Tuesday's 6-5 victory over the Storm, his first game back in nearly a week.
He should make the first baseman (or third baseman) field the ball or at least make the pitcher work to get to the ball.
While the Dodgers prepared to get through one day with a 24-man roster, a concession to the fact first baseman Nomar Garciaparra is expected to return from the disabled list today, the man who temporarily replaced Garciaparra prepared for what lies ahead.