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Fielding - Covering 1st Base

Publish On 2014-09-27 Category/Subcategory : Pitching / Fielding / John Cumberland | Video ID:1692

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Coach John Cumberland describes the proper way to cover first base as a pitcher when the ball is hit to the right side of the infield. Coach cumberland likes to take a direct path to the bag and as he gets close, put his glove up giving the fielder a target and letting him know you are ready for the ball. It is important to get in good habits of turning around after making the out to check for other runners who might try to advance.
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John Cumberland

John pitched for six seasons in the major leagues between 1968 and 1974 for the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and California Angles organizations. After his playing career, he was the bullpen coach and pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox (1999-2001), and the Kansas City Royals (2002-2003).
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