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  Second baseman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Also called 2B, or second bagger, the second baseman often possesses quick hands and feet, needs the ability to get rid of the ball quickly, and must be able to make the pivot on a double play.
Second basemen must be quick on their feet to hold the runner on base, back up the shortstop on all throws from the catcher, cover first base on bunted balls, and to field the position to either side.
In fact, second basemen are required to have the greatest range of any infielder, since they have to field balls closer to the first baseman who is often holding runners on, or moving towards the base to cover.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Second_baseman   (249 words)

 Second baseman - BR Bullpen
The second baseman (abbreviated 2B and position 4 when scoring) is an infielder who normally plays close to and on the right field side of second base.
The second baseman is usually the pivot man on double plays started by the shortstop and third baseman and occasionally on plays started by the catcher, pitcher, or first baseman.
Because the second baseman's position is closer to first base than the shortstop's or third baseman's, he is not required to have as strong an arm as the other infielders.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Second_baseman   (238 words)

 Complete Second Baseman
An ever-alert second baseman with a good double-play pivot and the ability to work cleverly with the shortstop and act as a field general is a tremendous asset to a club.
Many second baseman, however, have mediocre arms and make up for this defiency with fast hands and by charging ground balls when the need for hustle is necessary.
The second baseman and shortstop should go back on balls hit over the infield with the intention of catching the ball until the outfielder calls them off.
www.angelfire.com /sports/brookside/complete2ndbaseman.htm   (1216 words)

 My Way - MLB Game Log
Prior sacrificed, third baseman Cabrera to second baseman Castillo, Bako to second.
Prior sacrificed, first baseman Lee to second baseman Castillo, Bako to second.
Encarnacion grounded into a double play, second baseman Grudzielanek to shortstop Gonzalez to first baseman Simon, Redmond scored, Lee to third, Cabrera out.
sports.myway.com /mlb/game_logs/231008116.html   (405 words)

 2005 Rookie Scoreboard: Helena - Addict Baseball and Football Forum
Second baseman Kenny Holmberg, a 22nd-round draft choice from NAIA power Embry-Riddle of Florida, smoked a two-run shot off the Osprey scoreboard in the fourth to keep it going.
But Missoula began to show signs of life in the bottom of the fourth when first baseman Osvaldo Diaz leadoff with an single and was driven in by Rusty Ryal's double.
Bradley Willcutt singles on a ground ball to second baseman Joseph Batten.
www.addictsports.com /baseball/showthread.php?t=52323   (7573 words)

 2005 Rookie Scoreboard: Helena - Addict Baseball and Football Forum
It stood knotted at eight until the 10th, when Brewers second baseman Ryan Crew began the frame with a triple.
Davis, in his second year in Missoula, threw 3 1-3 innings, allowing just the two 10th-inning hits with a walk and five strikeouts.
Second baseman Kenny Holmberg, batting ninth in the order, was a perfect 5-for-5 with two runs batted in.
www.addictsports.com /baseball/showthread.php?t=52323&goto=nextnewest   (7573 words)

 iWon - MLB Game Log
Snow grounded out, second baseman Kent to first baseman Saenz, Vizquel to second.
Saenz grounded out, second baseman Durham to first baseman Snow, Kent to third.
Bako was out advancing, center fielder Ellison to first baseman Niekro to third baseman Alfonzo, Bako out, Ledee to second.
sports.iwon.com /mlb/game_logs/250526126.html   (400 words)

 Second baseman @ BaseballLiving.com
Power-hitting Jeff Kent whose contract expires at the end of the season, is the second baseman.
All-Star second baseman avoids arbitration, will make $3.075 million in '06 The Orioles have reached agreement on a 2006 contract with Brian Roberts, avoiding salary arbitration with the All-Star second baseman.
Second baseman Brian Roberts and the Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms Thursday on a one-year contract worth just over $3 million.
www.baseballliving.com /about/Second_baseman   (638 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - second baseman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first baseman, second baseman, and third baseman are each stationed at or near a base.
The shortstop stands between second and third base.
Find the first seven values, and the second differences.
encarta.msn.com /second+baseman.html   (134 words)

 SportingNews.com Fantasy Source - Baseball : Second baseman hurts thumb
Red Sox second baseman Pokey Reese is expected to miss at least two games with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb.
Reese was hurt in the second inning of Boston's 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night when he dove for Luis Rivas' ground single up the middle.
Third baseman Bill Mueller, the defending AL batting champion, has missed the last 30 games with inflammation in his right knee.
fantasy.sportingnews.com /baseball/articles/20040623/549978.html   (403 words)

 U.S.S. Mariner » Position Roundtables: Starting Second Baseman
The M’s second baseman, last year, were worth about 6 runs over replacement with their bats, so you’re talking about a 20-25 run upgrade offensively.
It’s still potential, and there are a ton of scenarios where that improvement doesn’t come to pass, but it’s within reason to recognize the possbility that Lopez is one of the better second baseman in the AL next year.
Considering Boone was the worst starting second baseman in baseball last year, and perhaps the worst starting player period, that’s a massive upgrade.
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 deseretnews.com | Twins take a chance, get second baseman Boone from Mariners
This should be a good fit for the second half of the season.
Boone, a three-time All-Star second baseman, was acquired by the Twins on Monday — eight days after being dumped by the Seattle Mariners.
Second base has been a particular problem for the Twins, with Luis Rivas, Nick Punto, Luis Rodriguez and Michael Cuddyer all getting starts there this season.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600147982,00.html   (564 words)

 Clinton Recorder - Sports - 08/13/2005 - LaRosa catches on as Cutters' second baseman
Not many people in the league have been hotter than the Cutters' second baseman since the All-Star break, as he is batting a robust.357.
The three-bagger, which came in his second at bat with the team, was a deep fly ball to straightaway centerfield that hit halfway up on Yale Field's 25-foot high hitter's background 405 feet from home plate.
This is his second tour of duty in independent baseball.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=15030516&BRD=1634&PAG=461&dept_id=31890&rfi=6   (861 words)

 Baseball Bashes Bombs Over Bearcats; Defeat Cincinnati, 10-5 :: Second baseman Joe Holland goes 4-for-4 with a double ...
AMELIA, Ohio - Junior second baseman Joe Holland went 4-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBI, and the Green Wave hammered four home runs, as the Tulane University baseball team defeated Conference USA foe Cincinnati, 10-5, Friday evening at Midland Field.
While the bats were going deep, the combination of starter Billy Mohl and rookie Daniel Latham kept Cincinnati at bay as the Green Wave run their winning streak to eight while improving to 21-7 overall and 6-1 in C-USA play.
The game was deadlocked at 3-all after six, and it looked like Tulane might strand a leadoff double by junior first baseman Wes Swackhamer at second base as Cincinnati starter Chase Lampl retired the next two hitters in order and got ahead of sophomore centefielder Nathan Soutard with a 1-2 count.
tulanegreenwave.ocsn.com /sports/m-basebl/recaps/040204aaa.html   (634 words)

 Manzella Powers Baseball Past UNO In 15-5 Popeyes Cup Victory :: Sophomore second baseman goes 3-for-6 with a triple, a ...
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Sophomore second baseman Tommy Manzella went 3-for-6 with a triple, a home run and four RBI, and the Green Wave got a solid performance from "Johnny Wholestaff" as the Tulane University baseball team defeated cross-town foe UNO 15-5 in game two of the Second Annual Popeyes Cup Wednesday at Maestri Field.
Following a fielder's choice by junior first baseman Michael Aubrey - who went 2-for-4 with two walks and a pair of stolen baes - and a double to right by senior center fielder Jonny Kaplan, Feldman lifted a sacrifice fly to left to make it 2-0.
Following a fly out, Aubrey and Kaplan gave the Green Wave their second double-steal of the frame to push the lead to seven, Southard hit an RBI-double, Manzella ripped a run-scoring single and Bormaster closed out the scoring with a two-run double as Tulane sent 11 batters to the plate in the stanza.
tulanegreenwave.ocsn.com /sports/m-basebl/recaps/040903aaa.html   (843 words)

 Second baseman on call for emergency: 7/3/00
Leaving the field to run toward the commotion behind the first-base dugout, the second baseman listed in the media guide as Dr. Dot Richardson found a man laid out on the ground.
In softball, as in baseball, a second baseman needs to keep track of everything that might happen on the field: what the pitcher will throw, where the batter tends to hit the ball, and what to do no matter where the ball is hit.
She swung at the first pitch and grounded out to the second baseman.
www.s-t.com /daily/07-00/07-03-00/c07sp093.htm   (743 words)

 Adaptation :: Freshman second baseman Aileen Morales was just a senior in high school last December and has become one ...
Freshman second baseman Aileen Morales was just a senior in high school last December and has become one of Tech's top players.
Morales decided that she was going to forgo the second half of her senior year, to graduate early and enroll at Tech.
Being a 17-year-old freshman that forwent her second semester of her senior year of high school, could seem pretty arrogant to some players that have paid their dues and expected to be in the starting lineup.
ramblinwreck.collegesports.com /sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/041905aab.html   (1095 words)

 Era comes to close as M's give up on former star second baseman
There were tears and red eyes in the Seattle clubhouse yesterday as Boone, the Mariners' second baseman since 2001, said goodbye to his teammates.
In other moves, second baseman Jose Lopez and outfielder Chris Snelling were both called up from Triple-A Tacoma and pinch hitter Dave Hansen went on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow tendinitis.
First AL second baseman to hit.300 or better with 30 or more home runs.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /baseball/231188_boone04.html   (1539 words)

 MLB Game View
Bigbie grounded out, second baseman Carroll to first baseman Wilkerson, Piedra to third.
Patterson sacrificed, catcher Closser to second baseman Miles, Guzman to second.
Wilson was caught stealing, catcher Closser to second baseman Miles, Wilson out.
snap.stats.com /premium/sfa/stats/snap/gameview/ats250814127.asp   (289 words)

 How To Play Better Baseball > Skills > Effective Second Baseman Mechanics
When beginning the 4-6-3 double play on balls hit too far from the bag for an underhand or backhand toss, the Second Baseman takes a short drop step with the right foot to make the throw to second base (a playing tip in "Effective Second Baseman Mechanics").
Many times the Second Baseman, when not taking a cutoff, fakes the play in an effort to confuse the base runners.
This Copyrighted brochure isolates the exact second baseman skills used by professional players who excel in their sport.
www.howtoplay.com /baseball/play/second_baseman.html   (917 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Diamondbacks second baseman Scott Hairston
plays second base for Baltimore, his father Jerry was a major-leaguer, and his grandfather Sam played in the Negro Leagues.
Defensively, Hairston's range and hands are good enough for second base, no question, but he is erratic defensively, and some people have questioned his commitment to defense.
Assuming the back problems are not a long-term issue, he could be up late this season and have a shot for a job next year.
espn.go.com /mlb/columns/downonthefarm/1584182.html   (562 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Red Sox / Quiet second baseman finally has job security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Now that the Red Sox second baseman has finally found a home in Boston, he can enjoy something he's never known: job security.
The one dark spot was an AL-leading 177 strikeouts -- a club record and the most ever by a switch hitter.
Acquired from Colorado in a December 2003 trade, Bellhorn mostly batted second in a potent lineup, with Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz following him to the plate most of the time.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/02/24/quiet_second_baseman_finally_has_job_security   (519 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: Red Sox Acquire Second Baseman Loretta
The San Diego Padres traded second baseman Mark Loretta to Boston on Wednesday for catcher Doug Mirabelli, giving the Red Sox a quick fix in their infield while they consider bigger deals that would remake the club.
Boston declined to offer arbitration to their other four free agents, including first baseman John Olerud, who has said he is retiring.
Graffanino was acquired from Kansas City on July 19 and became the regular second baseman.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/bb-pro/2005/dec/07/120701559.html   (813 words)

 Sports: Second baseman garners SSC honor
TAMPA - The University of Tampa softball team may have only won once during its three-game series at rival Florida Southern, but the trip was a showcase for Lacinda Norman.
The Spartans' senior second baseman was outstanding against the Moccasins, collecting seven hits in 11 at bats, four of which went for doubles.
In the second game (a 4-3 win), Boza allowed one earned run on two hits and one walk, while fanning one.
www.sptimes.com /2004/04/06/news_pf/Sports/Second_baseman_garner.shtml   (452 words)

 Newton Is The Hero Again For SCU :: Junior second baseman hit game-winning RBI in 6-5, 12-inning win over Stanford.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For the second night in a row, Santa Clara University second baseman Eric Newton served the role of hero as his RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning led the Broncos to a 6-5 victory over Stanford Tuesday night at Schott Stadium.
After Ryan Chiarelli walked then stole second to open the inning, he advanced to third base on a sacrifice bunt by shortstop Kevin Drever.
Designated hitter Dustin Realini reached on a single to left field and registered his second stolen base of the season before Watts' blast over the right centerfield fence.
www.collegesports.com /sports/m-basebl/stories/051105aad.html   (746 words)

 ThePittsburghChannel.com - Sports - Pirates Second Baseman Castillo To Miss Rest Of Season
Pittsburgh, PA -- Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Jose Castillo, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, will now miss the rest of the season with an injured knee.
The second baseman had to be helped off the field by the Pirates' training staff.
Ty Wigginton, Pittsburgh's starting third baseman during the early part of this year, was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to take the roster spot.
www.thepittsburghchannel.com /sports/4888759/detail.html   (255 words)

 MLB Game View
Mora grounded out, second baseman Hudson to first baseman Hillenbrand, Matos scored, Roberts to third.
Catalanotto sacrificed, pitcher Byrdak to second baseman Roberts, Adams to second.
Tejada grounded out, second baseman Hudson to first baseman Hillenbrand, Roberts scored, Byrnes to third.
snap.stats.com /premium/sfa/stats/snap/gameview/ats250814101.asp   (423 words)

 A dream deferred Thousand Oaks’ second baseman Eric Guillen hopes to pick up the fantasy his father was forced to ...
A dream deferred Thousand Oaks’ second baseman Eric Guillen hopes to pick up the fantasy his father was forced to leave behind By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com
Thousand Oaks’ second baseman Eric Guillen hopes to pick up the fantasy his father was forced to leave behind
Though a natural second baseman like his father, Eric happily jumped at the chance to play on varsity as a sophomore.
www.toacorn.com /news/2005/0324/Sports/081.html   (1414 words)

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