Definition of infield
1 : a field near a farmhouse
2a : the area of a baseball field enclosed by the three bases and home plateb : the defensive positions comprising first base, second base, shortstop, and third base; also : the players who play these positions
3 : the area enclosed by a racetrack or running track
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 of infield from the Web
A night after his two-run, bloop single in the 11th inning was the difference in a 7-5 win, Benintendi put the Red Sox up to stay with a dribbler through the middle of the infield for an RBI single in the second.
On top of that, Eric Sogard has been playing great, Orlando Arcia is doing well too and Hernan Perez is the Brewers everyman, now pushed to the infield more with Ryan Braun back.
The seven Cubs selected to last year's All-Star Game included their entire starting infield — Rizzo, second baseman Ben Zobrist, shortstop Addison Russell and Bryant — plus outfielder Dexter Fowler and pitchers Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta.
Then Mikie Mahtook punched a full-count, 99-mph fastball on the outer edge of the plate through the right side of the infield to plate two runs and give Detroit its first lead of the game.
A grandstand ticket or infield admission to Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 is required for purchase.
In the sixth, the Royals had put two runners on when Eric Hosmer opened the inning with a single and Salvador Perez followed with a infield single that ended up in right field when third baseman Marwin Gonzalez misfired on a throw to second base.
Hunter Vansau led off the inning with an infield single, and two outs later Hunter Stovall took Arguelles over the left-field wall for a 2-1 Bulldogs lead.
Volquez threw a one-hitter for San Diego against Houston in 2012 — the only blemish that night coming on a fourth-inning infield single by the Astros’ Matt Downs.
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First Known Use of infield
INFIELD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infield for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of infield for Students
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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