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Third Base

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What Is The Definition Of Third Base In Baseball?

1. Third base in baseball is the third station that a player must reach before scoring a run. The third baseman is responsible to defending the area around the bag and is also the main player who is tasking with covering the bag in a force out scenario. Before a runner reaches third base they must touch first base and second base, and in that exact order.

Third base is located on the left side of the field, in front of the home team dugout.

Example Of How Third Base Is Used In Commentary

1. Chapman backhands the ball near third base and throws off balance in foul territory to nail the runner at first base.

Also Seen As:

1. 3rd Base

Also Known As:

1. Third

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Baseball
2. Softball

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