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Fielding Positions

What is Fielding Positions?

Fielding positions are the nine different positions of the defensive team in the field of play including the pitcher, catcher, first base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field, center field and right field. 

Sporting Charts explains Fielding Positions

Each of the fielding positions has a designated number, which is used in the scoring of putouts. 

Fielding Position Numbers

1 - Pitcher
2 - Catcher
3 - First Base
4 - Second Base
5 - Third Base
6 - Shortstop
7 - Left Field
8 - Center Field
9 - Right Field

For example, a double play that occurs when the ball is hit to the shortstop (6), then thrown to the second baseman (4), and then to the first baseman (3), is recorded as a 6-4-3 double play.

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