A 4-6-3 double play is a common type of double play where the second baseman (4) fields the ball, throws the ball to the shortstop (6) to get the force out at second base, and the shortstop makes a throw to the first baseman (3) to get the batter out at first.
CHART: All Nine Baseball Position Numbers- Pitcher (P) is fielder #1.
The 5 Hole Area
Also called the 5-6 hole, the 5 hole in baseball refers to the area between the shortstop and the third baseman. On the other hand, the 4 hole that is also sometimes called the 3-4 hole is the open space that lies between the first baseman and the second baseman.
This is one method of a double play where the first baseman (3) fields a ground ball, does not step on first base and throws to the shortstop (6) at second base for the force out. After the shortstop steps on the second base, he then returns the throw to the first baseman (3) to complete the double play at first base.
If the next batter hits a ball to the center fielder who catches it on the fly for the second out, it would be noted as F8, with F for flyout and 8 for the center fielder. (In some systems, the letter ‘F’ is reserved for foul outs.
This refers to when a team sends three batters to the plate in the inning and all three end up getting called out.
A 3-6-4 double play is when, with a runner on first, a first baseman (3) fields a ground ball (almost always a bunt in this situation) and throws the runner on first out at second. The shortstop (6) takes the throw from the first baseman, steps on second base for a force out, and then throws back to first base.
A triple play occurs when the defending team records three outs on a single defensive play. Triple plays are rare for several reasons. First off, they can occur only when the batting team has at least two men on base with nobody out.
A catcher and shortstop’s mobility is limited by being left-handed. While a right-handed thrower will naturally be in the position to get the ball where it needs to be, a left-handed thrower’s awkward range of motion and form adds precious milliseconds to a play in a game where every tiny thing counts.
Perhaps it is a nod to the fact that the bases are also referred to as “sacks.” Or perhaps home runs were originally nicknamed TATERs by Red Sox slugger George Scott, who compared his home runs to one of his favorite foods: “I love my taters, my sweet potaters and I love my home runs just like taters,” he was quoted as …
If the hitter grounds out to shortstop, for example, write in “6-3,” which shows the shortstop threw him out at first base. If the hitter flies out to left field, write a “7.”
The Fielding positions are numbered. F1 - Pitcher. F2 - Catcher. F3 - 1st Base. F4 - 2nd Base.
Definition. A single occurs when a batter hits the ball and reaches first base without the help of an intervening error or attempt to put out another baserunner. Singles are the most common type of hit in baseball, and they occur in many varieties. If a batter beats out a bunt or an infield dribbler – it’s a single.
There are nine standard positions in baseball; they are governed more by experience and traditional practice than by the rules. They are: pitcher, catcher, first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, shortstop, left fielder, center fielder and right fielder.
Basically it means he got one hit in two tries (i.e. one hit and one out, for the two at-bats represented by this phrase).
In baseball, you may have heard the term “five-tool player” used to describe the rare player that excels at all five of the major physical tools (Speed, Throwing, Fielding, Hiting for Average, and Hitting for Power).
Career Leaders & Records for Double Plays Grounded Into
|Rank||Player (yrs, age)||Double Plays Grounded Into|
|14.||Derek Jeter+ (20)||287|
|Ted Simmons+ (21)||287|
|16.||Robinson Canó (17, 39)||286|
|17.||Yadier Molina (19, 39)||285|
“E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, or E6” means that fielder made an error on a hit ball - the batter gets to first and all baserunners move up one base.
Overrunning first base - When running to first base, a player can overrun first base and still be safe. They must not make an attempt to run to second. Once they make the attempt to run to second, they can be tagged upon returning to first base.