3-6-1 dou*ble play
What Is The Definition Of A 3-6-1 Double Play In Baseball?
1. 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. The shortstop then throws the ball back to first base where the pitcher (1) is covering the base for the final force out.
The numbers refer to the player’s position number.
Examples Of How 3-6-1 Double Play Is Used In Commentary
1. Pujols comes off the bag and fields the ball to his right side and throws down to Jones at second who then throws it back to first where the pitcher covers to complete the 3-6-1 double play.
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