A 5-6-3 double play in baseball occurs when the third baseman (5) throws the ball to the shortstop (6) who is covering second base for the first out, and the shortstop (6) then throws the ball to the first baseman (3) for the second out.
5-4-3 double play
The third baseman (5) fields a batted ball and throws to the second baseman (4) to force out a runner advancing from first. The second baseman then throws to the first baseman (3) to force out the batter.
So, as an example, a 6 4 3 double play means the shortstop fielded the ball and threw it to the second baseman, who turned the double play by throwing it to first base.
This is a common method of performing a double play in baseball where the first baseman (3) fields the ball (but does not step on first base) and throws down to the shortstop (6) for the force out at second base.
What is a 5-4-3 Double Play? A 5-4-3 double play, also known as an “around the horn” double play, is where the third baseman(5) fields the ball, throws the ball to the second baseman(4) to get the force out at second base, and the second baseman makes a throw to the first baseman(3) to get the batter out at first.
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.
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.
The ball is fielded by the 1st baseman (3) who steps on the 1st base plate for the first out. He then throws it to either the shortstop (6) or the 2nd baseman (4) who tags the runner for the second out. Double plays involving only two defensive players are indicated with just two numbers.
This refers to when a team sends three batters to the plate in the inning and all three end up getting called out.
In baseball, 6 4 3 2 refers to a shortstop (6), second baseman (4) and first baseman (3) turning a double play. The 2 in the phrase refers to the number of outs the combination produces.
A double play can be recorded on a flyout if a fielder throws out a runner who strayed off his base or was trying to advance. Double plays also don’t necessarily need to feature a force out at second.
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.
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).
Career Leaders & Records for Double Plays Grounded Into
|Rank||Player (yrs, age)||Double Plays Grounded Into|
|11.||Harold Baines+ (22)||298|
|12.||Brooks Robinson+ (23)||297|
|Rusty Staub (23)||297|
|14.||Derek Jeter+ (20)||287|
MLB Team Grounded Into Double Plays per Game
Pitcher is the most difficult position to play in baseball.
Not only does the pitcher have the most important job on the field, which is to get batters out and prevent runs from scoring, but he also has to deal with the immense pressure that accompanies being on the mound.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The most common double plays in baseball typically take place when a ball it his on the ground to an infielder. The three most common double playsare are the 6-4-3 double play, the 5-4-3 double play and the 4-6-3 double play. You will also see the 1-6-3 double play as well as the 3-6-3 double play.
In Major League Baseball (MLB), the double play is defined in the Official Rules in the Definitions of Terms, and for the official scorer in Rule 9.11. During the 2016 Major League Baseball season, teams completed an average 145 double plays per 162 games played during the regular season.