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  First baseman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
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 player's team.
Also, first base is often referred to as "the other hot corner"—the "hot corner" being third base—and he must have reflexes to field the hardest hit balls down the foul line, mainly by left-handed batters.
Because the nature of play at first base often requires first baseman to stay close to the bag to hold runners in place or to reach the bag before the batter, first baseman are not typically expected to have the speed, agility and quickness required of infielders and outfielders.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/First_base   (627 words)

 Article : My First BASE Rig
The guiding principle for selecting a first BASE rig is "Keep it Simple." If you are faced with a choice between a simpler and a more complex option, always choose the simpler one.
Although almost all BASE specific risers meet certain criteria (type VIII, LRT style toggles, etc), and you should be fine sticking with whatever riser and toggle system comes standard with your first rig, it is slightly better to purchase toggles and risers separately, to allow a wider choice in available options.
BASE toggles are available with either standard (stiffened cloth) or metal pin toggle stubs.
www.dropzone.com /gear/articles/MyFirstBASERig.shtml   (4087 words)

 First Base Foundation
First Base believes that participation in sports is an essential tool in the development of young men and women in today's society.
This is why the First Base Foundation promotes various sports related activities through its Bay Area Warriors athletic teams, in which children of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to play and be a part of a team.
It is the First Base Foundation's goal to reach as many young men and women in the community as possible, regardless of athletic ability, ethnic background, or economic status.
www.firstbasefoundation.org   (201 words)

 Fantasy Keepers: First Basemen -- The Hardball Times
To recap what I said in that first article: my thoughts on keepers are that you should consider what you expect to get out of them in the next three seasons, but should be mostly concerned with what you think they will do next year.
Whether you think he'll be 25 years old next year or not, there's no disputing that he should be the best (or at least among the best) fantasy hitter at first base over the next three years, and probably much longer than that.
First, this season was his first full season, and he's already 27 years old.
www.hardballtimes.com /main/article/first-baseman-keepers   (2067 words)

First step out of the batter's box - Right handed hitter will take his first step to first base with his right foot.
The only way the runner can clearly see the ball while tagging up at a base is to have the foot on the base that will allow him full sight of the baseball as it is touched by the outfielder.
Whenever we steal a base, advance on a passed ball or on an overthrow, we assume the slide.
webhome.idirect.com /~deetaz/base.htm   (1358 words)

 First Base Home Page on Eurodance Hits WWW
FIRST BASE a German group that perhaps could be the best kept secret in Euro-Energy/Hi-NRG Dance Music today.
Back in 1995 group released their first single on BMG (Germany) entitled "Love is Paradise".
Although it is not quite as strong as the first single, it is still a great song that is not to be missed if you are a Euro fan.
www.eurodancehits.com /fbase.html   (621 words)

 MarsHome.org - Building the first permanent base
This entire base, except for the dome, will need to be buried under 2 1/2 meters of soil to provide enough weight to counter the internal pressurization and keep the brick structure in compression.
The first permanent base on Mars begins with the construction of the first vault and a corner "connector" vault.
The first vault in intended to be used for base support equipment such as air and water processing and recycling, electrical services, airlocks, and space suit maintenance.
www.marshome.org /building-the-base   (729 words)

 Rich's Weekend Baseball BEAT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Based on James' definitions, Duke Snider and Reggie Jackson have similarity scores that can be described as "truly similar" to Sheffield through the age of 34.
Based on the way staff aces are handled now, it might surprise some to learn that Lefty was one of the best relief pitchers of his day as well.
Based on the number of innings pitched, Koufax's superiority was worth about 56 runs on an actual basis and 45 runs on an adjusted basis vs. an average pitcher.
www.baseballbeat.blogspot.com   (8834 words)

 The first lunar base
First, the costs of maintaining a robotic base will be much lower than the costs of a manned base.
The initial purpose of the first lunar base is to establish the nucleus of a bootstrapping operation which will eventually lead to the establishment of numerous manned bases at many different sites all over the moon.
The first landing, by Apollo 11, was at 16:17:43 EDT on July 20,1969.
www.androidpubs.com /Chap07.htm   (11008 words)

 First Base Technologies: Client Portfolio, network security, security audit and penetration testing
First Base Technologies are a firm that takes a real interest in the customer and they work hard to ensure that, at the end of the day, we are not just left with a weighty report but that we have gained a greater level of knowledge and understanding as well."
First Base Technologies have also carried out some very sensitive penetration testing, and we are in the process of our annual re-test which I glad to say First Base Technologies will be undertaking for us.
First Base Technologies is under a number of non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements which protect our clients.
www.fbtechies.co.uk /Content/WhoWeAre/portfolio.shtml   (1042 words)

 First Base Defense from Scoreboard Canada
The defensive skills of the first baseman are often taken for granted.
The First baseman positions himself approximately 15 to 20 feet behind first base and about 10 feet from the line.
It is the pitcher's responsibility to cover first base when the first baseman has to field the ball.
www.baseballtips.com /firstbasetips.html   (605 words)

 Moving Beyond First Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
First base generally refers to holding hands, arms around shoulders, peck on the cheek, lip kissing and French kissing.
While most platonic relationships allow for the first three, you know you've crossed the line to being more than 'just friends' when lip kissing or French kissing happens.
Third base is manual stimulation of the genitals and homerun means going all the way as in having vaginal intercourse.
evesindia.indiainfo.com /kamasutra/moving_beyond_first_base.html   (663 words)

 Berry gets through his first game at first base
Berry, who spent most of his big-league career at third base before signing with Milwaukee during the off-season, started and played the first three innings as the Brewers opened their exhibition season with a 7-5 loss to Oakland.
He recorded three putouts in the first five batters and fielded Scott Spiezio's grounder before flipping to pitcher Bill Pulsipher for the final out of the second inning.
Mansolino switched from first base to third last season when Joel Youngblood struggled as third base coach.
www.jsonline.com /sports/brew/thu/bfx30499.asp   (646 words)

 Rob Neyer
He won four Gold Gloves, but Hodges won three of his own (including in 1957, when the award was combined for both leagues), although he was more than halfway through his career before the award was introduced.
In Win Shares, Bill James rates Garvey an A and Hodges a B as defensive players, but 1) defensive stats for first basemen are quirky, and 2) Hodges' defensive reputation was sensational.
Hodges might not be a Hall of Fame first baseman, but he is the best first baseman in Dodgers history.
www.robneyer.com /book_03_LA.html   (743 words)

 USATODAY.com - First base a Boston weak link again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Making his first appearance at Yankee Stadium since giving up Aaron Boone's pennant-winning homer in Game 7 of the AL championship series last year, Tim Wakefield shut down the Yankees on three hits for 6 1/3 innings.
He was switched to first base before the first pitch because Trot Nixon had a tight quadriceps and moved from right field to DH.
Lofton stole two bases for the Yankees but was caught trying to steal third with two outs and Rodriguez at the plate in the first.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/games/2004-06-30-red-sox-yankees_x.htm?POE=SPOISVA   (1017 words)

 First Bayes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
It is not a self-contained course or tutor.
First Bayes is offered free to anyone interested in teaching or learning Bayesian Statistics, provided it is not used for profit.
First Bayes is now available in two forms, one for standard Windows 3.1 or 3.11, and another for Windows 95, 98, 2000 and all more recent versions of Windows.
www.shef.ac.uk /~st1ao/1b.html   (600 words)

 New York Daily News - Baseball - First base Piazza's first place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Art Howe revealed yesterday that Piazza, who started at first base for the third time in four games last night against the Astros, will catch roughly two times a week.
If I would have known the way I feel after a couple of days playing first, I probably would have thought about doing it a few years ago.' Just playing the two nights in a row (at first base) and then getting behind the plate (Friday), I feel fresher," Piazza said.
Piazza also believes he's at the point where Howe can move him from catcher to first late in games he starts behind the plate rather than removing him, and keep him at first in other games without requiring a late-game defensive substitution.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/baseball/story/193937p-167590c.html   (489 words)

 BASE-Jumping Forums - First jump question...
Your base specific canopy, with base pack job, should have slider removed, the lrm line release mod means the control lines (brakes) have been routed outside the riser guide rings, and obviously with the slider completely removed the control lines arent trapped by the slider grommets either.
I had a rigger and BASE jumper do this for me. And don't worry, all of my BASE jumping buddies will be there before me. I have been instructed in the handheld setup.
Unless an active storm is moving through at that time, usually the wind is calm, or is a light headwind; a no-brainer jump in a way--just open and land straight out on either the beach/shore or the large field to the right of the tree-line.
www.blincmagazine.com /forum/archive/index.php/t-17236.html   (2549 words)

 first base. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
The first of the bases in the infield, counterclockwise from home plate.
The fielding position occupied by the first baseman.
Slang The first stage or step toward completion or success: “He never got to first base with any of his big wheels and deals” (Ross Macdonald).
www.bartleby.com /61/18/F0141800.html   (110 words)

hereas the number of quality hitting catchers is somewhat limited, that is not the case with corner infielders — especially at first base.
In addition to the first basemen, I will also list a handful of players who are only eligible at DH in most leagues, they will be noted as suchÂ…
Craig Wilson (PIT) — Was one of the hottest pick-ups the first two months of the season hitting.355 with 12 HR’s.
www.geocities.com /kac1999/firstbase05.html   (3497 words)

 Jones tests first base | Braves | ajc.com | ajc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Jones and his troublesome right hamstring might soon shift from left field to first base, which would help the Braves replace injured Adam LaRoche while enabling Jones to put less stress on his legs.
Jones, 32, came up through the minors as a shortstop but played primarily at third base in his first seven full seasons (1995-2001) in the majors.
LaRoche is expected to miss about two months with a separated shoulder, and 45-year-old first baseman Julio Franco has missed six starts with a sore back.
www.ajc.com /braves/content/sports/braves/0604/03notes.html   (410 words)

 Who's on First? by Abbott and Costello on Baseball Almanac
Well, let's see, we have on the bags, Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third...
Costello: All I'm trying to find out is the fellow's name on first base.
Costello: Is to throw the ball to first base.
www.baseball-almanac.com /humor4.shtml   (820 words)

 First base quotes & quotations
If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault.
based on a key resource [Information] that is not only renewable, but self-generating.
All good drama has two movements, first the making of the mistake, then the discovery that it was a mistake.
en.thinkexist.com /quotes/with/keyword/first_base   (245 words)

 Jef Raskin - Coanda Effect: Understanding Why Wings Work
The reasoning--though incomplete--is based on the Bernoulli effect, which correctly correlates the increased speed with which air moves over a surface and the lowered air pressure measured at that surface.
Looking at the diagram, we see that the air at the point labeled A will be moving faster than the the air at the point labeled B, because in the first case the motion of the ball's surface is added to the ball's overall velocity, while in the second it is subtracted.
To the left of the pitcher is first base, to his right is third base.
jef.raskincenter.org /published/coanda_effect.html   (4907 words)

 China To Make The First Moon Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
For the first stage, a manned space flight is being planned, the creation of a space laboratory, and, afterwards, a space station.
However, if a Chinese base appears on the Moon, this will be a serious application for leadership in space and a blow to the US-s prestige, whose astronauts were first to the Moon.
It is very possible that, soon, the first moon base will really appear, where the staff will speak in Chinese.
www.unexplainable.net /artman/publish/article_156.shtml   (567 words)

 Vote for the best Reds first baseman
Vote for who you think had the best season ever in a Reds uniform at catcher, first base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field, center field, right field, left-handed starter, right-handed starter, left-handed reliever and right-handed reliever.
For the first basemen, you'll find a wide assortment of choices.
Beckley also could steal a base or two -- or 23.
www.cincinnati.com /reds/best/1b.html   (441 words)

 Home base business opportunity Overview ninetozero.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
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 Houston Astros News
I don't know if you noticed or not but [first base coach Jose] Cheo [Cruz] will be carrying a rope, and it's not because he's in the rodeo, it's because he's going to have to lasso Roger.
So it is likely he will have a few opportunities to steal, though he has never attempted a stolen base.
Of course the shock of The Rocket blasting off from first might be enough to startle the opposition into making a mistake with the peg.
houston.astros.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/hou/news/hou_news.jsp?ymd=20050225&content_id=950761&vkey=spt2005news&fext=.jsp   (741 words)

 Metsblog.com :: MidDay Opinion: What Would MetsBlog Do at First Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
He is an incredibly tough out, allowing the speedsters on base ahead of him to run, and allowing the power hitters behind him a long opportunity at seeing the pitcher in action.
It's probably wishful thinking but the Rangers are somewhat stocked and locked at first base (unless they move Teixeira into the outfield, which I think is a little nuts).
I've said it before and I'll say it again, regardless of this team's problems, and as bad as their defense and bullpen have been, over the last few years it is the HITTING that is keeping this team from competing.
www.metsblog.com /blog/_archives/2004/12/6/197823.html   (9192 words)

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