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    Oliphaunt
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    Default Converting catchers

    When teams move catchers to new defensive positions, which foul line do they move hi up, and how far? IOW- 3B or 1B, or corner OF.

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    Just about always first base, in my experience, the theory being that it's the position whose skill set most closely resembles catcher: get the glove up and catch the damn ball in the big glove.

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    I say, I say, thank you for the answer.

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    Actually catchers are often moved to Left Field also. 3b is rare though Joe Torre made the switch back around 1969 from Catcher to 3B.

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    Bench went to "the hot corner", The birthday boy Yogi went to Left.

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