infield

noun
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 Red Sox are receiving outfielder Alex Verdugo, infield prospect Jeter Downs and catching prospect Connor Wong from the Dodgers. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Let's try this again: Mookie Betts blockbuster nears completion as Dodgers, Red Sox, Twins work out new deal(s)," 9 Feb. 2020 All are juniors so ideally the infield will remain intact through the 2021 season. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU softball to fill shortstop opening with freshman Alynah Torres," 5 Feb. 2020 The day’s festivities will continue with a Florida Georgia Line concert held on-site Saturday night, along with a fireworks show separate from those held downtown and at Victory Field and a new infield camping experience. Nathan Brown, Indianapolis Star, "IMS announces Xfinity Series will run the Pennzoil 150 on the 14-turn road course in 2020," 4 Feb. 2020 The non-roster invitees to camp previously announced include infield Jace Peterson, catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, first baseman Logan Morrison, outfielder Keon Broxton and pitchers Jake Faria, Shelby Miller, Mike Morin, Justin Grimm and Jesus Castillo. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "First-round draft pick Ethan Small among minor leaguers invited to Brewers' spring camp," 31 Jan. 2020 Arizona landed an everyday catcher (Carson Kelly), a starting pitcher (Luke Weaver), infield prospect Andy Young, and a competitive balance round draft pick from the Cardinals. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, "Red Sox, Padres talking potential trade for Mookie Betts," 24 Jan. 2020 Hamlin got loose coming out the fourth turn on the 81st lap and slid off the track and through the infield. Stephen Hawkins, orlandosentinel.com, "Kevin Harvick has NASCAR Cup title shot after 3rd straight Texas fall victory," 4 Nov. 2019 In Matt Chapman and Matt Olson, the A’s have perhaps the best corner infield tandem in baseball. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "For playoff-ready A's, Twins and Rays, is it time to flex - and forget about flexibility?," 12 Dec. 2019 Garcia, who can play the infield and outfield, is projected to earn $4 million in arbitration, according to mlbtraderumors.com. Lamond Pope, chicagotribune.com, "White Sox place Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sanchez on outright waivers: report," 25 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of infield

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Infield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infield. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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infield

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English Language Learners Definition of infield

: the part of a baseball field that includes the area within and around the three bases and home plate
: the part of a cricket field that is close to the wickets
: the players who are positioned in the infield

infield

noun
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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