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When the first baseman is leaving the field between innings why is he thrown a ball from the dugout even if he is carrying the game ball?


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2004-10-30 23:35:05
2004-10-30 23:35:05

The firstbaseman uses the ball to warm up the infielders during the next inning.


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That's the ball used by the firstbaseman to warm up the infielders the next time the team takes the field. It is an old tradition and has been used for years, ever since players stopped leaving their gloves on the field between innings in the 1950s. It saves the firstbaseman from searching for a warm up ball before going out to the field, as he already has a ball in his mit.

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