Tricks Of The Trade: Here’s Proper Way To Run Through First Base

Baseball is a game of inches, and one inch can mean the difference between a win and a loss.

Likewise, an inch can be the difference between an out and an infield single at first base. In the event of a close play at first, many players might choose to slide into the bag believing it makes them arrive at the bag quicker.

But they are mistaken.

In the latest episode of “NESN Clubhouse,” we learn the proper way to try and beat out a close play at first base by running through the base.

Check it out in the video above!