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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When Gordon was moved out of necessity from center field to second base, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto acquired Span from Tampa Bay to bolster the outfield. Larry Stone, The Seattle Times, "Robinson Cano of the Mariners is coming back from baseball limbo," 13 Aug. 2018 Then Mondesi singled, setting up Lucas Duda’s sacrifice fly ball to center field and Whit Merrifield’s run-scoring single. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Adalberto Mondesi sparks offense as Royals score five runs in an inning, beat Brewers," 27 June 2018 After almost a three-hour weather delay, Holden Groher strikes the first pitch into center field and Kapust scores, giving Silver Creek a 2-0 lead. Kenzie Winstead, The Courier-Journal, "Silver Creek baseball team advances to state for first time," 9 June 2018 Defensively, Deer Park’s highlight were the superb back-to-back catches by outfielders Aiden Gorom in center field and Anthony Rojas in left to end the third inning. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Scrimmage helps Deer Park 9s prepare for busy June," 1 June 2018 Jankowski could start in center field and lead off Wednesday against the right-handed Marquez. Kevin Acee,, "Padres notes: Carlos Asuaje moving to third for a time in Triple-A; Myers in June?," 14 May 2018 Johan Camargo singled to center field, moving Flowers to second. Kevin Acee,, "Padres have themselves, umpire to blame for loss to Braves," 14 June 2018 Payton Gasca cleared the bases with a double to center field and Jessica Leek walked in a run. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Arlington Heights softball continues historic run; Timber Creek, Joshua baseball win | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 19 May 2018 Masen Hibbeler lofted a single to shallow center field to drive home Kody Clemens for UT’s first run. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Clemens’ game-winning homer lifts Texas over TCU," 18 May 2018

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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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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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