center field


Definition of center field

1 : the position of the player for defending center field
2 : the part of the baseball outfield between right and left field

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Other Words from center field

center fielder noun

Examples of center field in a Sentence

a fly ball to center field She used to be a shortstop but now she plays center field.

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Duvall later hit a grand slam to center field — his 24th homer of the year — to put the Stripers up five. Indianapolis Star, "Indians give up 6 runs in 6th inning, fall 8-1 to Gwinnett Stripers," 28 June 2019 Kole Calhoun belted a two-run homer to center field in the second inning, his 17th of the season, to put the Angels ahead 2-1. Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register, "Angels win fourth straight, winning in the first game of the season with their full lineup," 27 June 2019 Carter lunged to his left as the baseball hit the edge of the mound and kept going to center field. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Lewis, League City National stroll to easy 11-1 District 14 win over Island All-Stars," 24 June 2019 Yet after just four games in left at Class AAA, he was summoned to Atlanta for a May 15 debut after Ender Inciarte got hurt, nudging Acuña to center field. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Braves ready to run away with NL East? 'It's hard not to notice us'," 24 June 2019 Wilson collected his second RBI of the day a few batters later with a line drive to center field for a 3-1 lead. Karl Capen,, "Senior moment for Manchester Essex — D4 baseball championship," 22 June 2019 Hosmer followed with a single to center field that cut the Rockies’ lead to 11-7. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres score six in ninth, five more in 12th to beat Rockies," 14 June 2019 Tim Anderson followed with a three-run homer to center field off of Happ to tie the game 4-4. Lamond Pope,, "‘They fight, they battle, they try to put at-bats together’: White Sox rally from a 4-0 deficit to beat the Yankees 5-4," 13 June 2019 The Nationals took a 2-1 lead with runs in the second and third off Bronson Arroyo, but Votto tied the game with a solo homer to center field for his ninth career multi-homer game. Mark Schmetzer,, "Top Cincinnati Reds games: No. 37 – Joey Votto's third homer a grand slam on May 13, 2012," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of center field

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of center field

: the part of the baseball outfield between right field and left field also : the position of the player defending center field

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