ball field

noun
\ˈbȯl-ˌfēld \
variants: or ballfield

Definition of ball field 

: a field for playing a sport using a ball especially : a baseball field The 14-year-old Astroturf surface at Dean Field in Bloomfield, one of the city's most popular ball fields, will be replaced with real grass next year. — Jon Schmitz In Minneapolis, they tore down Met Stadium for a polyester ballfield with a roof over it, a ghostly greenish plastic baseball mall, and all those lovely summer nights were lost. — Garrison Keillor

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On Friday, Parkhurst, 68, died after being struck by a car driven by Carol Sharrow, 51, onto a Sanford, Maine, ball field during a Babe Ruth youth baseball game, police reported on Facebook. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "He confessed to a 1968 hit-and-run, then died Friday saving kids from a car in a park, cops say," 3 June 2018 Gathering spots include the Hendrick Hudson Free Library, in Montrose, and the George V. Begany Village Pool and adjacent tennis court, ball field and Veterans’ Pavilion, where Buchanan recently commemorated its 90th anniversary. Susan Hodara, New York Times, "Buchanan, N.Y.: A Waterfront Village Braces for Big Changes," 27 June 2018 Wednesday games will feature clinics on the whiffle ball field in Park at the Park and inflatables will be there during every Thursday home game. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres expanding Friar Family Days," 28 June 2018 Graves pitched well, but also got out of a couple of tough jams with a pair of marvelous defensive plays, including one double play ball fielded by shortstop JT Riddle. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Marlins play into the Fourth of July, lose 16-inning marathon to Rays," 4 July 2018 It's been the reality for Cincinnati's Wenstrup and other GOP lawmakers ever since a gunman opened fire on them at a suburban Washington ball field. Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX column: Why you won’t see Greater Cincinnati Congressman in many parades this summer," 14 June 2018 Topping the estate off is a Wiffle ball field with an electronic scoreboard. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Oakland A's Coco Crisp takes another swing at selling Rancho Mirage estate," 8 June 2018 The roughly 1,800-acre recreation area currently has 22.5 miles of trails for mountain biking and horseback riding, a community garden and several ball fields. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Surfrider says county's Tijuana River Valley Regional Park "too dirty" for planned campground," 3 July 2018 Located in the heart of Lakeside, the 583-acre park has picnic tables, grills, playgrounds, ball fields and a paved 1.25-mile path circling the lake. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Kid-friendly hikes around Arizona: Hit the trail with your family this summer," 28 June 2018

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1760, in the meaning defined above

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