MONDAY, AUG 6, 2012
The small, subtle, yet oh-so-important skills in the game of baseball are part of what makes it America's special pastime. One of these skills is the ability of a pitcher to hold a runner at first base. How long does a runner lead? How fast can the pitcher deliver the ball? These are both factors in the cat and mouse game that is holding a runner on.
In the photo above, we see the first baseman from the Royals, from Mankato, MN, trying to put the tag on a runner that took a large lead. Did he make it? You decide.
For more info on holding runners on and stealing bases, be sure to check out Pat Ahearne's advice in Weplay's Skills and Drills.