Baseball positions

Baseball positions

There are 9 fielding positions in baseball. Each position conventionally has an associated number (from 1 to 9) which is used to score putouts. For example:
*If the third baseman fields a ball and throws it to first, it is recorded as a 5-3 out.
*A double play where the second baseman fields, throws to the shortstop at second base, who throws to the first baseman is recorded as a 4-6-3 double play.

The fielding positions in baseball are the basis for the famous comedy routine "Who's On First?", created by the team of Abbott and Costello.


* P: Pitcher (1)
* C: Catcher (2)


* 1B: First Base (3)
* 2B: Second Base (4)
* 3B: Third Base (5)
* SS: Shortstop (6)


* LF: Left Field (7)
* CF: Center Field (8)
* RF: Right Field (9)

Other team personnel

*Utility players
*Designated hitter

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