Third Baseman

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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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Escobar rounds second and heads for third base when he is obstructed by Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias.
One situation is when a runner is attempting to advance to third base and this runner is the only baserunner.
The move amounts to a tacit endorsement of DeWitt, who has logged most of the playing time at third base and entered the day hitting .
That put him in an exclusive club of six players with at least 250 games at second base, third base and one outfield position.
We wouldn't be hiring him as third base coach," Cherington said.
Between the element of surprise in this steal, the throw to third base (which is not as practiced as the throw to 2B), and having the catcher forced to throw around a right handed hitter, coaches might be surprised with how effective this tactic can be.
There have been others who were All-Stars at three different positions--Miguel Cabrera (right field, first base and third base) and Paul Molitor (second base, third base and DH).
Alexis Dylewicz was a utility player, starting the season in left field, but filling in whenever she was needed, including catcher and third base.
1 prospect by Baseball America, will begin fielding drills at third base today.
Keep a record of the number of times you see a groundball hit directly at a runner leading off third base.
Red Sox manager John Farrell alertly engaged Timmons and correctly argued that Drew should be allowed to remain at third base instead of being returned to second, because both the runner (Drew) and the batter-runner (Ellsbury) advanced one base on the play.