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.
Recent Examples on the Web Originally drafted as a third baseman,Gallo played 38 games in center field and 34 games in right field last season. Brice Paterik, Dallas News, "Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo taken ninth by Miami Marlins in ESPN’s redraft," 31 May 2020 Reviewing video of the Saturday game, McDonnell noticed that only the center field camera angle was available. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville's Dan McDonnell favors plan to push back college baseball season," 26 May 2020 The Giants had intended for Dubon to branch out this year and play some center field, and his reaction was typical: no sweat. John Shea,, "Giants’ Mauricio Dubon candid about his lofty goals: ‘I love the spotlight’," 29 Mar. 2020 Some fans posted up behind center field and peered through the fence; others stood on ladders to get a better view. Chris Lamb, The Conversation, "This isn’t the first time sports teams have played in eerily empty arenas," 12 Mar. 2020 There have been team yoga classes in center field and daily meditation sessions at Goss Stadium. oregonlive, "‘We can’: How Mitch Canham has quickly brought Oregon State baseball ‘family’ closer together," 6 Mar. 2020 That Giants team has since admitted to having someone in center field with a telescope, stealing the catcher's signs. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "How your favorite (and least favorite) baseball team also cheated," 20 Feb. 2020 The league began investigating the scheme after a sports site, The Athletic, reported in November that the team illegally used a camera positioned in the center field of its home stadium, Minute Maid Park. NBC News, "MLB commissioner defends penalties in Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme," 16 Feb. 2020 He was traded to Miami and could play third base or center field this season. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Where are recent ex-Brewers suiting up in spring training?," 14 Feb. 2020

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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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4 Jun 2020

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“Center field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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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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