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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web The Colorado Rockies’ Ryan McMahon hit it anyway, driving it out to left-center field for the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 6 Aug. 2022 Ketel Marte singled and Walker drove a 2-2 fastball into the bleachers in left-center field. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 2 Aug. 2022 Gurriel stole second base with one out and Bregman, who homered in the first, doubled off the wall in left-center field for a 3-2 lead. Kristie Rieken, Chron, 28 July 2022 That included Matt Chapman’s towering two-run homer to left-center field in the second, the first of Toronto’s five long balls. Globe Staff,, 22 July 2022 His home run — deep into the bleachers in left-center field — tied the score in the fourth inning, and Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins followed with a go-ahead shot into the left-field corner. New York Times, 20 July 2022 Faedo allowed a leadoff walk to Amed Rosario, followed by a Jose Ramirez single and Franmil Reyes double off the wall in left-center field to tie the game at one. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 5 July 2022 Rodríguez’s two-run shot was estimated at 431 feet and landed in the first row of the second deck at T-Mobile Park in left-center field. Tim Booth, Baltimore Sun, 29 June 2022 The sophomore second baseman rocketed a bases-clearing double to the wall in left-center field in the sixth inning as the Tigers rallied past the Cardinal for a 6-2 win at Charles Schwab Field. Tom Green |, al, 20 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of center field

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of center field was in 1835

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10 Aug 2022

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“Center field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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