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There is no need for your base coaches to get involved in sign giving. You shouldn’t have to worry about the other team stealing your signs. Most situations are obvious to both sides—the need for a sacriﬁce bunt or a steal and/or the taking of a pitch. Execution is the key, for both offense and defense. How Signs Are Given You can give signs clearly to your players and still keep them simple. For example, your right hand to your nose might be a steal; right hand to your belt could be a hit-and-run; right 39 Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
How well they do their jobs can determine success or failure. The ﬁrst-base coach reminds more than directs. The batter, properly running to ﬁrst with his head up, should be able to determine what to do when a ball is hit through to the outﬁeld. Occasionally, when a ground ball goes through 33 O F F E N S I V E S T R AT E G Y an inﬁelder, the ﬁrst-base coach must vigorously direct the batter to make a turn at ﬁrst base. The bulk of the base-coaching responsibility lies with the third-base coach.