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I heard the other day the commentator said a player is in "scoring position" after running to the second base.

What is a "scoring position" in baseball/MLB?

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It is exactly being at second or third base. The point is that it is (usually) enough to hit a single to score a run by that player, which is not true for players at first base, or home.

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For a base hit it typically has to get out of the infield so a runner on second can score unless they had to hold for possible caught in the air.

On third runner can typically score on even a caught ball (sacrifice fly).

From first not going to score without error(s).

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