BPFZ Baseball Basics: you said you wanted to learn more basics of the game, so here we go! We'll start with the fielding positions.
There are 9 fielding positions in baseball. Each position conventionally has an associated number, which is used to score putouts: 1 (pitcher), 2 (catcher), 3 (first base), 4 (second base), 5 (third base), 6 (shortstop), 7 (left fielder), 8 (center fielder), and 9 (right fielder).
So now, when you hear Kruk or Kuip say something like "that was a 6-4-3 double play," you'll know that the ball was caught by the shortstop, thrown to the second baseman for an out, and then to the first baseman for the second out of the double play. The numbers are used as a sort of shorthand for scoring the game.
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