first baseman

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Defensive Alignment – Where is the First Baseman Not Allowed to play?

Topics: Fair Territory, Foul Territory
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Ted Barrett and Chris Welsh Discuss Obstruction on a Batter/Runner Before He Reaches 1B

Topics: Base Awards, Batter Runner, Obstruction, Pitcher, Video - Fielder, Video - Pitcher, Video - Runner
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Does the 1B Obstruct the Runner in this play?

Topics: Batted Ball, Fielding, Obstruction, Runners, Video - Fielder, Video - Runner
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Rule of the Week: Who’s Your First Baseman?

Topics: Blog, Fielding, NFHS, Official Baseball Rules

Cubs Manager Joe Madden is known as a free spirit: innovative and not afraid to experiment. There is no better example of this than the unique defensive configuration he employs when the Cubs are expecting a sacrifice bunt. It has happened three times so far this season – most recently in the bottom of the…

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A whole lot of bumping going on

Topics: Blog, Fielding, Obstruction, Umpire

Runner on first, no outs. Lazy infield popup down first base line. First baseman and pitcher converge but it seems like it’s a play for the first baseman. As the batter-runner approaches first, he and the pitcher slightly bump which causes the batter-runner to lose his balance and fall. The pitcher also loses his balance…

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