What does hotbox mean?

Baserunner stranded between two bases

A baseball term for when a runner gets stuck in a rundown between two bases and fielders.

A rundown occurs when a runner is stuck between two bases and 2 or more fielders are on each side trying to tag him out. Since the fielder must tag the runner with the ball he must throw it back and forth with the other fielder in order to get closer to and eventually tag the runner. Hotbox is more commonly referred to as pickle.


They got him in a hotbox for the last out of the game

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Updated April 29, 2015

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