first baseman

Origin of first baseman

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for first baseman

Historical Examples of first baseman

  • Plucky captain and first-baseman of the Harvard nine looks for a victory over the Tigers.

    The Arrival of Jimpson

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • First-baseman started back for it, and the pitcher ran to cover first.

    Weatherby's Inning

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Billings hit a short grounder to first-baseman who scooped it up and tagged the bag before the batsman was half-way toward it.

    Weatherby's Inning

    Ralph Henry Barbour