Originally Posted by westofyou
If the player has the ball at 3rd he CAN block the base, and IIRC when you threw at a runner to get him out that was called "soaking" and was larger part of the New England game not the New York game.
It was gone before the SS position was invented.
Except in backyard baseball with the neighborhood kids. Many nights I walked in the house looking like I had gotten in a fight with welps.