Swingman

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A Swingman is a player who can play multiple positions in a sport.

Basketball[edit]

In basketball, a swingman (or "wing") is a basketball term denoting a player who can play both the small forward (the "3") and shooting guard (the "2") positions, and, in essence swing between the positions.[1] Swingmales are often between 6'5" (1.96 m) and 6'9" (2.03 m).

Ice hockey[edit]

In ice hockey, a swingman is a player that can play both as a defenseman and as a forward.

Baseball[edit]

In baseball, a pitcher who can work either as a reliever or starter is sometimes referred to as a swingman.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ S. Trnini and D. Dizdar, System of the Performance Evaluation Criteria Weighted per Positions in the Basketball Game, 2000
  2. ^ Boston Globe

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Guards Basketball half-court 1. Point guard Combo guard
2. Shooting guard Guard-forward / Swingman
Forwards 3. Small forward Stretch forward / Cornerman
4. Power forward Point forward
Center 5. Center Forward-center / Bigman
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