The 6-4-3 double play is a very common type of double play where the shortstop (6) fields the ball, throws the ball to the second baseman (4) to get the force out at second, and the second baseman makes a throw to the first baseman (3) to get the batter out at first.
As the name implies, it is a play that starts with the first baseman, also known as the 3 in baseball, then goes on to the second baseman, also known as the 4, and back to the 3 to retire the batter and the runner. This is why the play is called the 3-4-3 double play.
two for two (not comparable) (idiomatic, baseball) In baseball, meeting two out of two attempts at-bat. Specifically, it means the batter has reached base safely two out of two times. He’s two for two tonight. (idiomatic) Successful at both of two efforts.
Based on statistics and the position’s active involvement in the game, it’s believed that right field is the easiest baseball position to play. This is the case because of the number of balls hit to right field compared to other positions on the field.
Third Base: Third base, also known as the ‘Hot Corner,’ is a tough position to play defensively. The margin of error is small when a third baseman has to make the longest infield throw to nail a runner at first base.
Other combinations start with 1 (pitcher), 3 (first baseman), or (5 third baseman), followed by 6-3 or 4-3 depending on which middle infielder is covering second base on the play. 3-6 (first baseman to shortstop) 3 (first baseman), unassisted. 9-6 (right fielder to shortstop)
The 1-6-3 double play occurs when the ball is hit to the pitcher, referred to as 1. The ball is then thrown to the shortstop, referred to as 6, with the end goal of getting the runner out. The ball is later thrown to the first baseman, referred to as 3, to get the batter out.
This refers to when a team sends three batters to the plate in the inning and all three end up getting called out.
Lefties are ideal for first base because with their glove on their right hand, it makes it easy for them to turn to the base with their glove facing the field. Right-handed first basemen have to take a few extra steps to turn their bodies, which is a disadvantage for them compared to lefties.
Shortstops have been added to baseball to help fill the gap between the second and third baseman. The high volume of right-handed hitters often hit the ball between the 2nd and 3rd base hole. This is what led to the creation of the shortstop.
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.
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.
Can a runner score on a dropped third strike? Yes- as with nearly any play in baseball, the baserunner is permitted to run at his own risk. Depending on how far away the ball gets from the catcher on a third strike, the runner may have time to reach home plate before the catcher can recover.
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).
Outs are generally recorded via a strikeout, a groundout, a popout or a flyout, but MLB’s official rulebook chronicles other ways – including interfering with a fielder – by which an offensive player can be put out.
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.
The shortstop is the sixth position because they were originally a shallow outfielder. With how light the baseballs were, outfielders needed a cut-off man between the outfield and the infield. When the quality of baseballs improved, the shortstop became an infielder and remained as the 6th position.
Counts of 3–1 and 2–0 are considered advantageous to hitters (“hitters’ counts”), because the pitcher—faced with the possibility of walking the batter—is more likely to throw a ball in the strike zone, particularly a fastball.