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Baseball positions

There are 9 fielding positions in baseball. Each position conventionally has an associated number, which is used to score putouts: 1 (pitcher), 2 (catcher), 3 (first baseman), 4 (second baseman), 5 (third baseman), 6 (shortstop), 7 (left fielder), 8 (center fielder), and 9 (right fielder).[1]

For example:

  • If the third baseman fields a ball and throws it to first, it is recorded as a 5–3 out.
  • A double play where the second baseman fields, throws to the shortstop covering second base, who throws to the 1st baseman is recorded as a 4–6–3 double play.

Other roles

Other team personnel

See also

References

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