Abbreviations and Numbers for Baseball Field Positions
Who’s on first? Baseball fans (and Abbott and Costello fans) know that this question isn’t easy to answer. The player who just hit the ball is probably the guy on first, but what about 1B — and where do the PH and PR come into play? Baseball position abbreviations help us understand where everyone is, and they’re not as tricky as they seem. When one team is at bat, their opponent has nine players in the field. Each of these players holds a different position. For scorekeeping purposes, each of the main baseball positions is written as a standard number instead of an abbreviation.
Position and Number
What Do They Do?
Starts every play by throwing the ball; stands on the pitcher’s mound