After a couple of years of declining when asked to keep the book, it’s about time that I learn! We had tickets to several Durham Bulls game this past week, so my training started there, with #12, #28, and Coach Dad all helping out. And now I will pass that information on to you.
Lesson #1: Position Numbers
In baseball, defensive positions are assigned both an abbreviation and a position number. The position number is used for scoring, and perhaps other things that I haven’t learned about yet.
The position numbers move around the field in a pattern, according to Coach Dad, although the only pattern I can envision out of this drawing is a backward question mark.
Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball_positions
1 Pitcher (P)
2 Catcher (C)
3 First Baseman (1B)
4 Second Baseman (2B)
5 Third Baseman (3B)
6 Shortstop (SS)
7 Left Field (LF)
8 Center Field (CF)
9 Right Field (RF)
I wrote a list of these positions on my score sheet to use as reference while I was learning, but I can tell it will be a lot easier when I memorize them.
Up next? Abbreviations and acronyms.