first base :
- n the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
- n the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
- n the initial stage in accomplishing something
News & Articles
- D'backs' Goldschmidt leads new group of promising first basemen
Over the previous five seasons, Paul Konerko, Albert Pujols, Justin Morneau, Mark Teixeira, Ryan Howard, Carlos PeÃ±a, Kevin Youkilis and Lance Berkman all made All-Star teams as first basemen. Don't look for any of them this year at the All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York.
June 22, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
- Almonte homers in 1st start, Yankees top Rays 6-2
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez, left, throws out New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki, right, of Japan, at first base during the third inning of a baseball game on Friday, June 21, 2013, in New York. A runner scored on the play.
June 22, 2013 - Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
- Almonte gets first Major League hit in unusual fashion
Zoilo Almonte's first career hit came in unusual fashion, but it still felt good to get one under his belt. Pinch-hitting in the ninth inning of Thursday's 8-3 loss, Almonte scorched a grounder to the left side. The ball drilled the third-base bag and popped into the air, giving Almonte enough time to reach first base.
June 21, 2013 - New York Yankees