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In Baseball terminology, an "around-the-horn" double play occurs when the third baseman fields a ground ball and throws it to second for an out. The ball is then relayed by a middle infielder to first base for the second out. Since it is the longest way to make a double play, the term is derived from the nautical route from England to India via the horn of Africa.

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It refers to how ships had to sail around Cape Horn before the Panama Canal was built. The term means to throw the ball from 3rd, to 2nd, to 1st.

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