steal a base

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steal a base

In baseball or softball, for a baserunner already on base to advance to the next base before or during a pitch (as opposed to when the ball is hit into play). The base is often specified (e.g. "steal second base"). After the wild pitch, the player on second managed to steal third base. He holds a record for stealing bases, typically managing to do it once or twice per game.
See also: base, steal

steal a base

Fig. to sneak from one base to another in baseball. The runner stole second base, but he nearly got put out on the way. Tom runs so slowly that he never tries to steal a base.
See also: base, steal
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With two outs later in the inning, the Pride added one more run to their lead when Emily Carosone attempted to steal second base and distracted the Bandits long enough to allow Bennett to score from third base.
Molina ended any no-hit thoughts with a soft single to center field in the second inning but was then thrown out trying to steal second base on a busted play.
You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
In particular, we also find evidence consistent with our model's predictions that runners attempt fewer stolen bases against left-handed pitchers, and the base runner's pay-offs against a pitcher of a certain handedness are the same regardless of whether the base runner attempts to steal second base. Again, the policy implication here is that decision makers may react to the changes in the pay-offs in a way predicted by mixed strategies.
Gardner scored three pitches later after Leominster failed to throw out McKeon attempting to steal second base. Virginia Tech.
Stevens singled and was thrown out trying to steal second base. Bousfield singled and Franchy Cordero walked before Salem-Keizer's Jason Forjet retired the next two batters.
He gave up two walks and a single, but two runners were erased on double plays and one runner was thrown out trying to steal second base.
(17.) Markusen recounts an early regular-season game where Washington asked his manager whether he should steal second base even though the base was occupied at the time.
WOODY ALLEN: "When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty, and go back to first."
The right-hander would be knocked out of the contest in the top of the second inning, as after recording an out when Arturo Nieto caught Andrew Penner trying to steal second base, Adkins walked the next five batters he faced to force in two more runs and make the score 6-0.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia ended Britton's first big-league inning when he threw out Brett Gardner attempting to steal second base.
Shawn Payne led off the game with a single and was thrown out trying to steal second base, and that brought Trebelhorn out of the dugout to argue with base umpire Travis Eggerts.
The Kansas City Royals' Johnny Damon is on first and attempts to steal second base. Angels' catcher Todd Greene cocks his arm to throw to second and accidentally strikes plate umpire Joe Brinkman in the mask.
In the bottom of the second inning, Lancaster's Cooper Sarafin drew a walk, and then proceeded to steal second base, third base, and home to give his team a 2-0 advantage.
Gaulton to steal second base during the third inning.