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  Third baseman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run.
The third baseman requires good reflexes in reacting to batted balls, as they are often the closest infielder (roughly 90-120 feet) to the batter.
Expectations of how well a third baseman should be able to hit have varied a great deal over time; in the early years of the sport, these expectations were similar to those for shortstops, the third baseman being merely the less skilled defensive player.
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 Third baseman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The third baseman requires good reflexes in reacting to batted balls, as they are often the closest infielder (roughly 100-120 feet) to the batter.
Some third basemen have been converted from middle infielder s or outfielder s since the position does not require them to run as fast.
Expectations of how well a third baseman should be able to hit have varied a great deal over time; in the early years of the sport, these expectations were similar to those for shortstop s, the third baseman being merely the less skilled defensive player.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Third_baseman.html   (417 words)

  
 Third baseman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of fourbases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run.
The third baseman requires good reflexes in reacting to batted balls, as they are often the closest infielder (roughly 100-120feet) to the batter.
Expectations of how well a third baseman should be able to hit have varied a great deal over time; in the early years of thesport, these expectations were similar to those for shortstops, the third basemanbeing merely the less skilled defensive player.
www.therfcc.org /third-baseman-69730.html   (369 words)

  
 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Third baseman
Stan Hack, a major league baseball player known as Smilin Stan for his good-natured appearance, was the regular third baseman for the Chicago Cubs during one of their greatest runs as a franchise, from the early 1930s to the mid 1940s.
Major league third basemen A designated hitter (often shortened to DH), is an official position adopted by Major League Baseballs American League in 1973 that allowed teams to boost sagging offensive performances by designating a player to bat in place of the pitcher.
Another use of the term third rail is to denote a political idea or topic that is so unpopular that a politician or public official who suggests it becomes the subject of public derision; for example, a politician who would advocate the repeal of the US Social Security program.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Third-baseman   (3333 words)

  
 Third Baseman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones goes on DL with sprained ankle...
The third baseman, who came from San Diego in the offseason trade for pitcher Dewon Brazelton, hadn't played in a game since March 21 when he began to suffer...
As the veteran third baseman charged to field a slow roller off Mike Matheny's bat, his right foot slipped and he skidded awkwardly to the ground.
www.wikiverse.org /third-baseman   (541 words)

  
 SteepleCats Add Third Baseman and Pitcher
Third baseman, Micah Cockrell, from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and right-handed pitcher Cameron Abel, from nationally ranked Stetson University.
He is scheduled to be the everyday starting third baseman for the Ragin’ Cajuns, which is an NCAA tournament caliber team.
He expects Cockrell to be the team’s everyday third baseman and for him to hit in the middle of the line-up, likely in the third hole.
www.necbl.com /press/steeplecats2.htm   (728 words)

  
 Third Baseman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But the Nationals' young third baseman has Hall of Fame skills, and 20 years from now, you may be bragging that you saw him as a rookie.
Turns out the contributions by West Tenn's third baseman were actually huge during Friday night's 3-2 win over Jacksonville before 2,350 fans at Pringles Park.
LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis third baseman Scott Rolen was not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday after visiting a doctor for a bout of bronchitis.
third-baseman.wikiverse.org   (522 words)

  
 Athletics in the Hall of Fame: Jimmy Collins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Collins was the first third baseman to play away from the bag, ranging off the line.
Whenever you see a third baseman rushing in on a bunt to attempt a barehanded putout, you are watching Collins' legacy.
Whatever the case, Collins was the best third baseman during the first half century of baseball, and stands as one of the greats ever to play the game.
www.whitecleats.org /hof/jcollins.html   (496 words)

  
 NameTraq | Last Name: Tatis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Third baseman Fernando Tatis and pitchers Mike Holtz and Todd Jones were among seven players agreeing to terms of minor league contracts with the Tampa Bay...
Third baseman Fernando Tatis, who hit 34 home runs with the Cardinals in 1999, was one of seven players agreeing to minor league contracts with the Devil Rays.
Third baseman Fernando Tatis and ex-A's pitchers Mike Holtz and Carlos Reyes were among seven players who agreed to minor league contracts with the Tampa Bay...
www.nametraq.org /Jan04/T/Tatis.shtml   (1401 words)

  
 What Scouts Look for in a Third Baseman
The arm that scouts look for in a third baseman, is one that has carry through the bag at first base.
Good feet will allow for the third baseman to gather themselves to make a good throw to the base, given the angle which they are asked to throw across the diamond.
While the third baseman may not have a ball hit to him, the scout will notice how quickly the third sacker is with his first step on balls hit to the left side of the infield.
www.attheyard.com /AskTheExperts/printer_466.shtml   (534 words)

  
 Illinois third baseman Frk seeks second postseason - Sports
Third baseman Chad Frk swings against Indiana April 23 at Illinois Field.
He ranks third on the team in batting average, on-base percentage and total bases.
Frk's attempt to become the third Illinois third baseman to win All-Big Ten honors in consecutive seasons will be aided by a healthy back.
www.dailyillini.com /news/2005/03/18/Sports/Illinois.Third.Baseman.Frk.Seeks.Second.Postseason-897459.shtml   (555 words)

  
 Complete 3rd Baseman
Although in assembling a club, a manager sometimes fills this position with a man with bat ability who is less adept at covering ground, the third baseman is still very important defensively.
When retreating to third base for the throw from the pitcher he should hustle, take a look at the bag and not feel for it with his feet.
The third baseman, like the first baseman, has three positions he must take—deep, halfway and in.
www.angelfire.com /sports/brookside/complete3rdbaseman.htm   (865 words)

  
 Third baseman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a...
SteepleCats Add Third Baseman and Pitcher North Adams, MA - December 30, 2003 – The North Adams SteepleCats, of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, are excited to announce...
Year of the Third Baseman By Keith Glab One of my less-poor predictions for the 2004 season was that players at the hot corner would, as a whole, have a year of disproportional success the likes of...
www.logicjungle.com /wiki/Third_baseman   (444 words)

  
 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Cardinals third baseman on disabled list   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday after spraining his left shoulder earlier this week in a collision with Los Angeles' Hee-Seop Choi.
LOUIS -- Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday after spraining his left shoulder earlier this week in a collision with Los Angeles' Hee-Seop Choi.
Team physician Dr. George Paletta said Rolen's injury is unrelated to the separated left shoulder that sidelined the all-star third baseman for most of the 2002 playoffs.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2005/05/12/cardinals_third_baseman_on_disabled_list   (428 words)

  
 Cobb's Baserunning Abilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He would go from first to third on bunts that the third baseman fielded when the shortstop was slow to cover third.
The Highlanders' first baseman, Hal Chase, had a habit of throwing the ball to third on plays when a runner had advanced to third on an infield out, to keep the runner at bay on third.
The shortstop was usually heading towards second to cover for the steal attempt and so the third baseman had to field the ball and then run back to cover his own base.
wso.williams.edu /~jkossuth/cobb/running.htm   (1742 words)

  
 Hall of Fame Weekend 2005 | Boggs Joins Exclusive Hot Corner Hall of Famers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
third baseman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday — the most exclusive position of an exclusive club.
The one time Carter did get to third base in the majors was in 1986 when Kevin Mitchell and Ray Knight had been ejected from the game.
A catcher needs agility, but usually knows where the pitch is going, so the reactions are more controlled, not like a third baseman who just reacts to the swing of the bat.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /news/2005/050801.htm   (866 words)

  
 Around the Infield with Shelli Messer :: Q&A with the sophomore pitcher/third baseman
We had a third baseman, so if I wasn't pitching, I was out in the outfield.
Lisa Fernandez is one of my favorites because she is a third baseman and a pitcher just like I am.
Not only that, but she is probably the best pitcher in the world, plus a third baseman.
purduesports.cstv.com /sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/042903aab.html   (2800 words)

  
 ABC News: Third Baseman Randa Returning to Pirates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Third Baseman Joe Randa Returning to Pirates; Was Key Member of Last Contending Bucs Team, in 1997
PITTSBURGH Dec 29, 2005 (AP)— Joe Randa, the third baseman on the only Pirates team in 13 years to contend for a division title, is returning to Pittsburgh.
Sanchez had the team's second-best average last season to Jason Bay's.306 among players with 150 or more at-bats, but the Pirates were reluctant to go into the season with him as their starter because of his lack of power.
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 Third baseman - TheBestLinks.com - Baseball, Shortstop, Bunt, Double play, ...
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 Fungoes: All-Busch Team: Third Baseman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As with Busch-era Cardinal catchers, the nominess at third base have been among the league's best fielders at the position, winning six Gold Gloves between them (not including Pendleton's with the Braves in 1992 and Torre's as a catcher for the Braves in 1965).
On the merits of his Gray Ink and HOF standards, Torre edges Rolen, though Rolen would've had a chance had he been healthy in 2005, I suspect.
Note: Honorable mention goes to the unnominated Ken Oberkfell, no slouch with the glove, either (32 FRAA at the third sack with the Cardinals).
fungoes.blogspot.com /2005/08/all-busch-team-third-baseman.html   (253 words)

  
 How To Play Better Softball > Skills > Effective Third Baseman Mechanics
Experienced Third Basemen handle screamers by dropping to their knees while keeping their body square to the softball.
Softball Coaches teach Third Baseman that their primary responsibility is to cover the ball, the next responsibility is to cover the bag.
This Copyrighted brochure isolates the exact third baseman skills used by professional players who excel in their sport.
www.howtoplay.com /softball/play/third_baseman.html   (841 words)

  
 Third baseman's career ends too soon for Northwestern coach ::
A career.242 hitter heading into the season, the third baseman is hitting.321 in 30 starts and is an anchor at third base with a much improved glove -- enough to leave Stevens pining for one more year.
And when starting third baseman Josh Lieberman graduated, Phelps finally got a chance to step in full-time.
All of this is natural improvement, Stevens said, typical of almost any baseball player from year to year.
www.collegesports.com /sports/m-basebl/uwire/051305aaa.html   (551 words)

  
 Los Angeles Dodgers, Bill Mueller, Craig A. Wilson, Damaso Marte, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates - CBS ...
PITTSBURGH -- Joe Randa, the third baseman on the only Pirates team in 13 years to contend for a division title, is returning to Pittsburgh.
General manager Dave Littlefield has been looking for an everyday third baseman and made a push to sign former AL batting champion Mueller, but he signed a $9.5 million, two-year deal with the Dodgers.
Since the Pirates finished a 13th consecutive losing season with a 67-95 record, they have traded for former Reds third baseman Sean Casey, a Randa teammate last season, and former White Sox left-hander Damaso Marte and signed right-handed reliever Roberto Hernandez.
cbs.sportsline.com /mlb/story/9122850/rss   (790 words)

  
 MySA.com: High School Sports
Third baseman — Kody Hinze, Aldine Nimitz, sr.
Third baseman — (tie) Alan Trayler, Dumas, sr.; Casey Whitmer, Kilgore, jr.; Hector Limon Sr., Lubbock Estacado, sr.; and Juan Morales, EP Ysleta, sr.
Third baseman — Jakob Cunningham, Lubbock Cooper, sr.
www.mysanantonio.com /sports/hssports/stories/MYSA071705.9C.BBH-TSWAteams.1de5c4d.html   (1054 words)

  
 Third baseman adds energy and leadership to team - Sports
Third baseman adds energy and leadership to team
During the 2005 season, the baseball team made a lot of great catches and came up with many timely hits as they marched into the Sun-Belt Conference tournament.
But their biggest play came in the off-season as they acquired third baseman Nick Cadena, a transfer student out of Arizona State University.
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 Baseball Drops League Series Opener At Louisville, 6-2 :: Freshman third baseman Brad Emaus goes 2-for-3 with a home ...
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Freshman third baseman Brad Emaus went 2-for-3 with a home run, and two Green Wave pitchers combined to strike out 10, but it was not enough as the Tulane University baseball team dropped a 6-2 decision to Conference USA foe Louisville in the series opener Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.
Leading 3-1 after six and a half innings, Cardinal first baseman Jorge Castillo sparked the game-deciding frame with a single, while left fielder Isaiah Howes and right fielder Daniel Burton followed with base hits of their own to chase Tulane starter Micah Owings from the game.
Freshman third baseman Brad Emaus was 2-for-3 with a homer Friday night at Louisville.
www.cstv.com /sports/m-basebl/stories/032505ada.html   (494 words)

  
 Reds might pursue new third baseman
PHOENIX - The Reds could be in the market for a new and improved third baseman.
They were two of nine Reds who started at least one game at third base last season.
Of the 11 third basemen who have filed for free agency, only Shane Halter, Jose Hernandez, Lenny Harris, Julius Matos and Greg Norton made $2.5 million or less last season.
reds.enquirer.com /2003/11/13/thirdbase1113.rtf.html   (263 words)

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