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  Baseball Hall of Fame Infielders by Baseball Almanac
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielders by Baseball Almanac
Listed below in positional order are the infielders who are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Do you know which of these infielders were elected to the National Baseball Fall of Fame the first time they appeared on a ballot?
www.baseball-almanac.com /hof/hofmem2.shtml   (181 words)

 Drills To Improve Infielders' Feet, Arm, and Hands by Clemson's Jack Leggett
Clemson University head coach Jack Leggett demonstrates more than 25 drills he uses to develop infielders in his national power NCAA program.
The “Pancake” Glove was designed for the serious infielder who wants to improve his skills in quick transfer and two-handed techniques.
It will teach infielders to have quick hands and fast glove to hand ball transfer.
www.baseballtips.com /videos/defense/infielddrills.html   (527 words)

  Baseball Infielders Gloves
A utility infielders glove for the athlete seeking versatility without compromising quality.
This baseball infielders glove is part of the Mizuno Vintage Pro Collection.
When ordering baseball infielders gloves from WePlay Sports, please specify model name and number, color, and size when applicable.
www.weplay.com /baseball/infielders   (300 words)

 Infielder Information
An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base.
Pitchers and catchers are often considered distinct from infielders even though they play on the infield; they are sometimes described jointly as the battery.
Among infielders, shortstops are generally the best fielders, followed by second basemen, third basemen, and first basemen, respectively.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Infielder   (245 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the standard arrangement of a baseball team in the field, three players are in the distant outfield and six on the infield, the square baseball diamond (light brown in the diagram) plus a rounded region beyond it (roughly where "3B SS 2B 1B" is written in the diagram).
The infielders are the four who play along the basepaths from first base to second base to third base, namely the first baseman (1B), second baseman (2B), shortstop (SS) and third baseman (3B).
In professional play, essentially all shortstops and second and third basemen throw right-handed for greater efficiency throwing down to the lower bases where force outs are available — third basemen and shortstops throwing to second base and any of the three throwing to first base.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Infielder   (539 words)

 Developing Infielders - Using Paddles
Developing infielders with good hands and quick feet should be the goal of every baseball program or team.
For the young ball player, this might not be the way to start practicing fielding ground balls.
This is an excellent method for developing receiving skills as it forces the infielder to use two hands and to try to receive the ball with his/her feet “underneath the baseball”.
www.saskbaseball.ca /coachcorner_infielders.htm   (369 words)

 Dick's Sporting Goods - Wilson A0700 1786 A700 Series 11.50 inch Baseball Infielders Glove
The Wlison® A700 Series 11.5-in baseball infielders glove gives you a comfortable fit and performance you can count on with an ECCO™ leather construction and a Dri-Lex® lining.
Infielders looking for quick transfer often use a slightly smaller glove, between 12 and 13 inches.
Middle infielders should look for a shallower pocket within the recommended size range.
www.dickssportinggoods.com /sm-wilson-a0700-1786-a700-series-11-50-inch-baseball-infielders--pi-2109356.html   (370 words)

 Baseball America Online - Six-Year Free Agents 2002
Infielders: Darwin Aristigueta, Jim Chamblee, Stubby Clapp, Ricardo Cordova.
Infielders: Jhonny Carvajal, Alejandro Freire, Kevin Jordan, Juan Melo, Marco Pernalete, Fresno Zuniga
Infielders: Kurt Bierek, Edwin Diaz, Kelly Dransfeldt, Chris Haas, Ed Sprague
www.baseballamerica.com /today/minors/6yrfa02.html   (1125 words)

 WebBall.com - Scouting for Infielders
These same qualities are sought after at high levels, but this is the minimum that might separate your infielders from outfielders.
The tips on this page for infielder evaluation are based on insights from Pete Wilkinson who runs his own Baseball Academy in Lynnwood, Washington.
Coaches may find these helpful in looking for the right players during a draft, or in choosing which players to concentrate on for infield during the training season.
www.webball.com /cms/page1331.cfm   (481 words)

 In Walt We Trust » Infielders
It stands to reason that Walt would make another move for a utility-type middle infielder to fill the hole on the bench due to Hector’s absence.
Mark my words: once Albert returns to a lineup that has learned to produce without him, this team is going to catch fire and leave the rest of the Central in the dust.
You are currently browsing the In Walt We Trust weblog archives for the 'Infielders' category.
www.inwaltwetrust.com /?cat=5   (4114 words)

 MyWestTexas.com - Infielders have been key to Hounds success in 2006
Infielders have been key to Hounds success in 2006
It's a luxury pitchers love to have, the confidence that if a batter hits the ball on the ground it's going to turn into an out, if not two.
Third base has seen several starters, from Brian Snyder and Spanos to Mark Kiger, who is usually a middle infielder.
www.mywesttexas.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=17151360&BRD=2288&PAG=461&dept_id=475011&rfi=6   (751 words)

 ESPN.com - Three Indians infielders among Gold Glovers
Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez won his ninth straight AL Gold Glove despite missing the last two months of the season because of a broken right thumb, and three Cleveland infielders were honored for their fielding excellence.
The Indians became the first club to have three infielders earn Gold Gloves in the same season since Baltimore in 1975.
Dye, 26, is the first Royals player to win a Gold Glove since catcher Bob Boone and pitcher Bret Saberhagen did it in 1989.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=861965&type=news   (488 words)

 Stat scape - Baseball - statistics for infielders Sporting News, The - Find Articles
The fatigue factor was greatest for throwing infielders--second basemen, third basemen and shortstops.
Throwing infielders who took off four or fewer games lost 17 points in batting average and 20 points in slugging percentage.
This September, three seldom-rested infielders on contending teams have improved their batting averages, but six others have struggled.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1208/is_38_227/ai_108050669   (273 words)

 Around the Horn: Corner infielders
LOS ANGELES -- Before even delving into the topic of the Dodgers' corner infielders, it is understood that the 2005 projected starters at first and third base lack the pedigree of their predecessors.
He was acquired from Tampa Bay for Jason Romano at the end of Spring Training and went on to be position player of the year at Triple-A Las Vegas, hitting.296 with 22 homers, 88 RBIs and 22 stolen bases while primarily playing shortstop.
Like Valentin, he has middle infielder skills, although the Dodgers project him defensively at second base and offensively at third.
losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/content/printer_friendly/la/y2005/m01/d12/c930053.jsp   (686 words)

 Results for infielders workout program -
INFIELDERS: Throw ball off wall and practice crossing over and back handing ball...
workout tapes are better for infielders and outfielders.
See other popular infielders workout program related pages
www.actingworkout.com /infielders_workout_program.htm   (254 words)

This has long been a position of weakness for the Twins, and to be honest, much of the perceived "talent" in the organization is in the lower levels.
Although his average rose throughout the year, he was never able to statistically overcome that first month when like a lot of young players from places like California, he had his first exposure to baseball in Wisconsin’s early spring weather.
Because most 19 year old position players are at some level of Rookie ball, it is important to compare Plouffe’s performance to two other high school infielders selected in the 2004 draft.
www.sethspeaks.net /120805.htm   (4391 words)

 Pirates Notebook: Lighter, svelter Maz works with infielders
BRADENTON, Fla. -- The No. 9 was the same, and so was the laugh, but Bill Mazeroski needed a different uniform before beginning his annual tutorial for middle infielders yesterday.
Manager Lloyd McClendon asked Mazeroski to stay in camp for 3 1/2 weeks to work with the infielders.
And he intends to put him to use.
www.post-gazette.com /pirates/20020221bucnote8.asp   (459 words)

 Amazon.com: "corner infielders": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
See all pages with references to "corner infielders".
whereas a ground ball hit hard to the corner infielders may get the runner thrown out at the plate trying to score.
FAKE BUNT-SLASH The objective with the fake bunt-slash is to show the bunt early enough to draw the corner infielders in and possibly cause the second baseman to start toward first to cover the bag.
www.amazon.com /phrase/corner-infielders   (339 words)

 Scout.com: Poll Results: Top A's Minor League Infielders
Despite a large pool of players to choose from, both the readers and the staff of OaklandClubhouse.com chose the same three players as the first, second and third best infielders in the A's minor league system in 2004.
Dan Johnson was the overwhelming choice of the readers and staff of OaklandClubhouse.com as the A's Minor League Infielder of the Year.
Although he has yet to show a lot of homerun power, Quintanilla has demonstrated good power to the alleys and a strong sense of the strike zone.
athletics.scout.com /2/324358.html   (814 words)

 Patience pays off for Illini first baseman :: 2007 Infielders Preview
This week the focus is on the infielders.
The infielders are expected to be the table setters.
Diller was in the leadoff spot most of the fall, but she, Lawhead and Mexicano all batted somewhere in the 1-3 slots.
fightingillini.cstv.com /sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/012607aab.html   (870 words)

 The Official Site of The Washington Nationals: News: Washington Nationals News
WASINGTON -- The Nationals' middle infielders will be one of the biggest topics of discussion during Spring Training, and manager Frank Robinson and general manager Jim Bowden will have to answer questions about them on a daily basis.
They are not going to talk to Soriano about the position switch until after his arbitration case is solved.
The backup infielders, on the other hand, are set for Washington.
washington.nationals.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060201&content_id=1304547&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was   (726 words)

 Fanball.com » Rookie Infielders - March 2, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Of course, not every rookie infielder (Dallas McPherson) panned out, but the long list above is all the reason fantasy owners should need to study the catalog players who will break into the big leagues in 2006.
Unfortunately, fantasy owners demand power numbers from their corner infielders, and while 15-20 homers is not out of the question, Zimmerman projects to be more of a doubles hitter in the year ahead.
Here are some infielders who will hone their skills in the minors but could jump to the Show this season:
www.fanball.com /bb/article.cfm?id=5576&print=1   (1417 words)

 Boston Red Sox - These infielders provided a triple threat - The Boston Globe
For good measure, Bellhorn rifled a two-run double to give Boston a 4-1 lead en route to a 6-2 victory in Game 2.
Bellhorn was hardly the only infielder to shine in the postseason.
Bill Mueller led all Red Sox hitters with a nifty.429 average (6 for 14) as Boston completed a four-game sweep of the Cardinals, the team he grew up cheering for in Maryland Heights, Mo.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/10/31/these_infielders_provided_a_triple_threat   (700 words)

 Around the Horn: Corner Infielders
Supersub Rob Mackowiak, who hit.246 with 17 home runs and 75 RBIs last season while spending time at third base, first base and all three outfield positions, will be Wigginton's primary backup at third base.
Jose Bautista, a player the Pirates reacquired in the Benson trade after losing him in the previous Rule 5 Draft, showed promise in his brief stint with Pittsburgh.
Among all of the Pirates' corner infielders, Mackowiak is the only player who could be considered above-average defensively.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/content/printer_friendly/pit/y2005/m01/d12/c930118.jsp   (769 words)

 Baseball Hall of Fame Infielders by Baseball Almanac
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielders by Baseball Almanac
Listed below in positional order are the infielders who are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Do you know which of these infielders were elected to the National Baseball Fall of Fame the first time they appeared on a ballot?
baseball-almanac.com /hof/hofmem2.shtml   (181 words)

 Around the Horn: Corner infielders
His simple approach of aiming line drives to the middle may yet prove ideal for Comerica Park, though he was a.303 hitter on the road in 2004.
The Tigers have plenty at stake in their corner infielders' development.
Just as their playing careers have started to parallel, they also became eligible for arbitration for the first time in the same offseason.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/content/printer_friendly/det/y2005/m01/d12/c930173.jsp   (969 words)

 Gophers' infielders produce runs, grabs - Minnesota Daily
While dominant pitching was instrumental in the Gophers winning the Big Ten Tournament at Siebert Field, Gophers coach John Anderson made sure to throw some credit to his infield.
Hunter and the Gophers' other four infielders produced 24 hits in the tournament and had only two errors in four games.
Another infielder, junior David Hrncirik, wasn't among the Gophers' leaders in averages during the regular season, but he came up with big hits all weekend.
www.mndaily.com /articles/2004/06/01/49731   (589 words)

 Chickashanews.com - Drovers stock up on pitching, infielders   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Infielders Christopher Campbell and Dustin Schurr are the only freshmen signed so far.
Campbell, a Norman North product, has proven to be very versatile by pitching some and playing third base in high school.
Schurr is another infielder from Glen Rose, Texas.
www.chickashanews.com /usaosports/local_story_173150118.html   (576 words)

 Individual Drills For Infielders (Video) (VHS)
Coach Johnigan introduces the Baylor Baseball method for developing infielders with quick hands, quick feet, strong technique, and an aggressive attitude.
Ground ball drills include balls hit into the glove, balls hit to the infielder's right, and to their left.
Specialty drills focus on developing good hands and feet through rapid catch and throw simulations, fielding ground balls from kneeling position, and short-hop drills.
www.onlinesports.com /pages/I,CBV-LV-1000L.html   (318 words)

 The Fantasy Sports Guy - Draft Preparation: The Infielders   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this and subsequent articles, I will review the fantasy prospects of players by position: infielders, outfielders and catchers, starting pitchers and relief pitchers.
This column will look at infielders you should consider in your coming draft.
My thoughts on these players is based largely their prospects relative to where they are currently being drafted in ESPN average drafts.
www.theguycode.com /stories/index.php?name=sports&id=453   (1587 words)

 Akadema Pancake Infielders Softball Training Glove
Here's a quick and inexpensive way to encourage your infielders to use proper mechanics to receive ground balls and catch line drives.
The Pancake Training Glove will not allow players to close the glove around the ball or use the deadliest of sins...the one-handed catch!
This is one of those items that you never "see" but a lot of elite teams use.
www.softball-tips.com /gloves/pancake.html   (109 words)

 infielders baseball gloves
Middle infielders tend to want closed web gloves to help...
baseball glove made for infielders, outfielders, and pitchers.
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