field·er | \ ˈfēl-dər \

Definition of fielder 

: one that fields especially : a defensive player stationed in the field (as in baseball)

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Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton's defensive gems have become frequent contributors on baseball highlight reels. Dave Clark,, "Jim Riggleman: Billy Hamilton's latest defensive gem 'unbelievable'," 14 July 2018 Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson will be sidelined longer than previously anticipated. Matthew Defranks,, "Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson diagnosed with hip bone bruise," 13 July 2018 That’s also been a point of emphasis for Maddon, who has seen Baez grow into a more polished fielder. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "El Mago: Javier Baez's flair is just what baseball needs," 12 July 2018 Gregorius, correctly reading that center fielder Greg Allen was not going to reach the ball, slid home safely ahead of Francisco Lindor’s strong relay throw. New York Times, "A Potential Pitching Showcase Melts Into a Rugged Yankees Win," 12 July 2018 Center fielder Andrew Kim saved a run by throwing out a runner at home plate to end the fourth. Bob Narang, Lake County News-Sun, "Touchdown fever: Peyton Jennings’ strong effort not enough as Libertyville loses to Prairie Ridge," 11 July 2018 Now imagine the player is left fielder David Peralta, who had just tied a franchise record with five hits during your team’s record-setting 20-5 rout of the Padres. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' depth forces Torey Lovullo to keep tinkering with outfield combinations," 9 July 2018 Odor's homer followed Adrian Beltre's 401-foot, would-be homer that center fielder JaCoby Jones caught above the wall. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Quick work: Tigers knock Cole Hamels out in 1st inning," 7 July 2018 Three Arkansas fielders watched a foul ball drop between them with two outs. Eric Olson, Houston Chronicle, "Oregon State forces Game 3 at College World Series; Arkansas laments blown chance," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of fielder

1832, in the meaning defined above

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21 Sep 2018

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English Language Learners Definition of fielder

baseball or cricket : a player who is in the field while the opposing team is batting


field·er | \ ˈfēl-dər \

Kids Definition of fielder

: a baseball player other than the pitcher or catcher on the team that is not at bat

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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