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Yes, unless your specific league has rules against blocking a base, any base can be blocked if the fielder has the ball or is making a play on the ball. With this being said, you should also know the runner has the right to get to the base, so if you are a 1st baseman blocking the bag be prepared to get cleated or ran into (ran over) by the baserunner

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Yes the shortstop can block second base to pickoff a runer if he or she already has the ball.

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