- the player whose position is second base.
Origin of second baseman
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for second baseman
Worry grasped the second-baseman and shoved him half over the sill.
Jack Mjelde, Captain and second-baseman, had been killed in an electrical accident.Down the Yellowstone
Lewis R. Freeman
The second-baseman darted over, fielded the ball cleanly, and threw Prince out.
Then he saw the second-baseman muff the ball and saw Dan Baxter start for it, and he tore towards home.The Putnam Hall Rivals
Arthur M. Winfield
Both he and the second-baseman must field ground balls cleanly and are often called upon to catch fly balls also.