After making his first base, and thereby becoming a “base runner,” he is liable to be put out as follows.
But for the sake of the team his chief concern must be to advance the base runner.
At the same time he must cover his base to stop the base runner from advancing home.
If a base runner can guess just when he is going to pitch, he can get a much better start.
A base runner should never stop trying to make a base until the ball is in the hands of the baseman.
Merry fancied he saw a signal exchanged between the batter and the base runner.
As a thrower, fielder and base runner he was in the first class, while as a batsman he was only fair.
Such a ball is snapped from the wrist and should be aimed to catch the base runner who is attempting to steal the base.
For an instant the third base runner hesitated, fearing a caught fly, and that instant cost his side the game.
In my mind, I know just how much of a lead every base runner in the National League can take on me with impunity.