in·​field | \ ˈin-ˌfēld How to pronounce infield (audio) \

Definition of infield

1a : the area of a baseball field enclosed by the three bases and home plate
b : the defensive positions comprising first base, second base, shortstop, and third base also : the players who play these positions
2 : the area enclosed by a racetrack or running track
3 : a field near a farmhouse

Examples of infield in a Sentence

He threw the ball across the infield. The team has one of the best infields in the league.
Recent Examples on the Web The facility will also be setting up extra tents in the infield and placing umbrellas on picnic tables, Speer said. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 20 May 2022 Mahle induced a ground ball with the infield drawn in, and second baseman Jonathan India tossed out Ben Gamel at the plate. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 17 Sep. 2021 Bender retired Javier Báez and J.D. Davis on groundouts with the infield drawn in., 10 Sep. 2021 Graterol struck out Jonathan Villar with a nasty 99-mph sinking fastball and, with the infield in, got Kevin Pillar to ground to shortstop Corey Seager, who made a backhand grab and fired to nail Davis. Mike Digiovanna Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2021 The Dodgers grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single up the middle by Max Muncy with the infield drawn in. Joe Reedy, ajc, 21 July 2021 The Dodgers grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single up the middle by Muncy with the infield drawn in. Joe Reedy, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 But a good defensive play in the bottom of the second saved a run when Gregory Polanco led off with a double and moved to third on a grounder only to be cut down at home by Gyorko on a sharp grounder to first with the infield in. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Aug. 2020 Two of the four hits didn’t even leave the infield. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 11 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of infield

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Infield.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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in·​field | \ ˈin-ˌfēld How to pronounce infield (audio) \

Kids Definition of infield

1 : the diamond-shaped part of a baseball field inside the bases and home plate
2 : the players in the infield

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