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Catching & Fielding / Double Play Positioning for Shortstop and 2nd Baseman

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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Former Big League Skipper Jim Riggleman discusses the positioning of the middle infielders in this video segment. Most teams you play against will pinch the middle guys towards 2nd base in double play situations, trying to make sure they are not late to the bag if indeed the double play ground ball is hit. What many don't realize is that in doing this they can put themselves at a disadvantage and give the hitter a better chance of sneaking the ball through the infield. Listen to what COach Riggleman has to say, and see if you dont change your thoughts on double play positioning.
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