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Third Baseman

In auto sales, a slang term for an outside party who accompanies a customer to a dealership. The third baseman comes along because he/she is more knowledgeable about automobiles than the customer. This makes it less likely that the customer will buy a bad car (or spend too much for a good one).
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And with the force removed, the inning would have ended in a "time play," allowing Goldschmidt, the runner on third at the start of play, to score since he scored long before Hamilton appealed Peralta's failure to advance to third base.
Unless there's a speedy runner on third base, I believe in bringing the infield one step in on the corners and two steps up in the middle.
With runners at second and third base, Joe Duncan lined an infield RBI single off the pitcher to bring in an insurance run and put the Miners up 3-1.
In a report to MLB.com, umpire Laz Diaz said, "He (Tejada) was on the other side of third base going toward the outfield.
"That's a tough read for a third base coach," Victorino added, "when he's got one of his speed guys out there."
Your job is not to get in the way of a rally."--Rich Donnelly Dodgers third base coach after game One of the 2006 NLDS
Keep a record of the number of times you see a groundball hit directly at a runner leading off third base. You'll be astonished at how rarely it happens.
"Wil Myers right now is penciled in at third base, and that's obviously not an ideal situation.
Originally slated to play third base, he also saw action at second base, left field and shortstop.
Hart was stranded on third base in the second inning of both games Saturday, having reached second with one out in both cases.
Stolen Base Attempts by Base SB CS SBA SB% Second Base 107,998 39,736 147,734 .731 Third Base 16,379 6,511 22,890 .716 Home 1,476 2,470 3,946 .374 Total 125,853 48,717 174,570 .721 To separate the professional thief from the amateur, all 3,223 runners' efforts were categorized by their success or failure at each base.
Again, third base is a constant that is easily identifiable to the catcher.