Definition of outfield
1 : the part of a baseball field beyond the infield and between the foul lines
2 : the baseball defensive positions comprising right field, center field, and left field; also : the players who occupy these positions
outfielderplay \ˈau̇t-ˌfēl-dər\ noun
Examples of outfield in a Sentence
He threw the ball to home plate from the outfield.
The team has one of the best outfields in the league.
Recent Examples of outfield from the Web
Manager A.J. Hinch says the strong play of Marwin Gonzalez is the main reason Beltran hasn’t played the outfield for so long.
Burns, who can play all three outfield positions and poses a threat on the basepaths, figures to serve as a defensive replacement or pinch runner for the Royals.
Cain, while ecstatic the sunny sky helped the Royals win, said luck was on his side in the outfield.
And outfield is a position of strength within the Phillies’ organization.
Beer taps on display at Budweiser Balcony in the outfield at Marlins Park in Miami.
The Dodgers also have an outfield prospect, Alex Verdugo, who played for Mexico in the WBC.
OF Yoenis Cespedes was also out as a precaution after developing leg cramps on a diving attempt in the outfield Monday night, Collins said.
On Monday, MLB.com announced Miami’s Marcell Ozuna took over the third starting outfield spot for the 88th annual All-Star Game to be played at Marlins Park on July 11.
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First Known Use of outfield
OUTFIELD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outfield for English Language Learners
: the part of a baseball field that includes the area beyond the infield and between the foul lines
: the part of a cricket field that is away from the wickets
: the players who are positioned in the outfield
OUTFIELD Defined for Kids
Definition of outfield for Students
: the part of a baseball field beyond the infield and between the foul lines
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