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In baseball, a pickoff is an act by a pitcher, throwing a live ball to a fielder so that the fielder can tag out a baserunner who is either leading off or about to begin stealing the next base. [1]

26 relations: Balk, Base running, Baseball, Baseball field, Baseball-Reference.com, Bill Wight, Bunt (baseball), Caught stealing, Error (baseball), Head start (positioning), Infielder, Inning, Jeff Nelson (baseball), Jerry Garvin, Lead off, Little League Baseball, Live ball (baseball), Pitcher, Pitching position, Sports Illustrated, Steve Busby, Steve Carlton, Stolen base, Tag out, The Baltimore Sun, Tippy Martinez.


In baseball, a pitcher can commit a number of illegal motions or actions that constitute a balk.

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Base running

In baseball, base running is the act of running around the bases performed by members of the team at bat.

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Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding.

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Baseball field

A baseball field, also called a ball field, sandlot or a baseball diamond, is the field upon which the game of baseball is played.

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Baseball-Reference.com is a website providing baseball statistics for every player in Major League Baseball history.

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Bill Wight

William Robert Wight (April 12, 1922 – May 17, 2007) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from through for the New York Yankees (1946–47), Chicago White Sox (1948–50), Boston Red Sox (1951–52), Detroit Tigers (1952–53), Cleveland Indians (1953, 1955), Baltimore Orioles (1955–57), Cincinnati Reds (1958) and St. Louis Cardinals (1958).

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Bunt (baseball)

A bunt is a special type of offensive technique in baseball or fastpitch softball.

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Caught stealing

In baseball, a runner is charged, and the fielders involved are credited, with a time caught stealing when the runner attempts to advance or lead off from one base to another without the ball being batted and then is tagged out by a fielder while making the attempt.

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Error (baseball)

In baseball statistics, an error is an act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or baserunner to advance one or more bases or allows an at bat to continue after the batter should have been put out.

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Head start (positioning)

In positioning, a 'head start" is a start in advance of the starting position of others in competition, or simply toward the finish line or desired outcome.

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An infielder is a baseball player stationed at one of four defensive "infield" positions on the baseball field.

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An inning in baseball, softball, and similar games is the basic unit of play, consisting of two halves or frames, the "top" (first half) and the "bottom" (second half).

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Jeff Nelson (baseball)

Jeffrey Allan Nelson (born November 17, 1966) is an American former baseball relief pitcher who played 15 years in Major League Baseball.

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Jerry Garvin

Theodore Jared Garvin (born October 21, 1955) is an American former professional baseball player who pitched a total of six seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1977 to 1982.

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Lead off

In baseball, a lead or lead off is the short distance that a player stands away from their current base.

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Little League Baseball

Little League Baseball and Softball (officially, Little League International) is a nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States, which organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.

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Live ball (baseball)

In baseball, when the ball is alive (or in play), the game can proceed.

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In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk.

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Pitching position

In baseball, there are two legal pitching positions: the windup, and the set.

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Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation.

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Steve Busby

Steven Lee "Buzz" Busby (born September 29, 1949) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Kansas City Royals.

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Steve Carlton

Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944), nicknamed "Lefty", is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher.

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Stolen base

In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a runner advances to a base to which he is not entitled and the official scorer rules that the advance should be credited to the action of the runner.

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Tag out

In baseball, a tag out, sometimes just called a tag, is a play in which a baserunner is out because he is touched by the fielder who is holding a live ball either in hand or glove while the runner is advancing.

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The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the American state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.

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Tippy Martinez

Felix Anthony "Tippy" Martinez (born May 31, 1950 in La Junta, Colorado), is a retired professional baseball pitcher.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickoff

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