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Base Running / Lead Off 1st Base

by Jim Riggleman

Jim Riggleman was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1974 out of Frostburg State University. Riggleman was an infielder and outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals organizations from 1974-1981. After his playing career ended, Jim managed in the Cardinals and San Diego Padres minor league systems until 1992 when he became the San Diego Padres manager. Riggleman managed the Padres, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals from 1992-2011, and was a major league coach with the Dodgers, Mariners and Nationals between his major league coaching stints. In 2014, Riggleman was the manager of the Louisville Bats, the Class AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds organization.

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Coach Jim Riggleman discusses the proper way to take a lead at first base without getting caught off guard and picked off in this segment. Coach Riggleman shares a few helpful hints to increase the likelihood of stealing the next base without tipping off anyone on the field. The hard part was getting on base, now that you are there you need to make sure you are not clogging up the base paths or even worse getting picked off.
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