Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Baseball plays, Sabermetrics, Sacrifice fly, Squeeze play, Double play, Triple play, Closer, Fastball, Curveball, Unassisted triple play, Small ball, First-pitch strike, Batting order, Pickoff, Bunt, Left-handed specialist, Appeal play, Hidden ball trick, Double switch, Lefty-righty switch, Hit and run, Changeup, Sacrifice bunt, Wheel play, Catch, Infield shift, Force play, Cutter, Inside Baseball, Knuckle curve, Power pitcher, Manager, Long reliever, Setup pitcher, Tag out, Control pitcher, Slap bunt, Middle relief pitcher, Rundown, Baltimore chop, Whiteyball, Ace, Contact play, Groundball pitcher, Wall climb, Flyball pitcher, Shagging. Excerpt: In baseball, a double play (denoted on statistics sheets by DP) for a team or a fielder is the act of making two outs during the same continuous playing action. In baseball slang, making a double play is referred to as qturning two.q Double plays are also known as qthe pitcher's best friendq because they disrupt offense more than any other play, except for the rare triple play. Pitchers often select pitches that make a double play more likely (typically a pitch easily hit as a ground ball to a middle infielder) and teams on defense alter infield positions to make a ground ball more likely to be turned into a double play. Because a double play ends an inning in a one-out situation, it often makes the scoring of a run impossible in that inning. In a no-out situation with runners at first base and third base, the double play may be so desirable that the defensive team allows a runner to score from third base so that two outs are made and further scoring by the batting team is more difficult. Double plays initiated by a batter hitting a ground ball (but not a fly ball or line drive) are recorded in the official statistic GIDP (Grounded Into a Double Play), an indicator of one f...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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