There are 9 fielding positions in baseball. Each position 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.
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