out·​field | \ ˈau̇t-ˌfēld How to pronounce outfield (audio) \

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

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outfielder \ ˈau̇t-​ˌfēl-​dər How to pronounce outfielder (audio) \ 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 on the Web Four people associated with the Astros during the 2017 season said the team used a camera in the outfield to steal the signs that catchers flash to pitchers during home games, the subscription sports site The Athletic reported in November. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, "Houston Astros GM and manager suspended over theft of pitching signs," 13 Jan. 2020 Bellinger also took home a Gold Glove for his outfield play, primarily manning right field following the offseason trade of Yasiel Puig. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, "Dodgers, Cody Bellinger reach record deal for first-year arbitration eligible player," 10 Jan. 2020 Or like Oracle Park’s huge outfield mitt vanishing. Heather Knight, SFChronicle.com, "‘Confusion, conspiracy theories, humor’: What’s the deal with SF’s Sutro Tower?," 10 Jan. 2020 Splitting between first base and outfield, Cooper demonstrated his hitting and raw power in 2019, batting .281/.344/.446 (111 wRC+) with 15 home runs, 16 doubles and a 1.3 WAR in 107 games. Wells Dusenbury, sun-sentinel.com, "Due to injury concerns, Marlins say Garrett Cooper may not be everyday player next season," 12 Dec. 2019 Desmond, 34, who will essentially spit time in the outfield with Raimel Tapia, will make $15 million. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies Mailbag: Veteran contracts, hot stove news, Coors Field dimensions and more," 11 Dec. 2019 The summer slid away, and so did my dream of ever running or shagging flies in the outfield or playing football. Fay Vincent, New York Times, "A Catastrophic Accident, Then the Gift of Learning How to Live," 7 Dec. 2019 Also, with Aaron Hicks expected to miss the first few months of the season after having had Tommy John surgery in October, the Yankees could possibly try Andujar in the corner outfield. Kristie Ackert, courant.com, "What’s Miguel Andujar’s future with the Yankees look like?," 20 Nov. 2019 Yadir Drake, a 29-year-old Cuban national playing outfield for the Tigers, said games in Venezuela without athletes tied to MLB contracts will bring more raw and tough baseball, making the games more entertaining for the fans. Fox News, "Crisis throws curve ball at opening of Venezuelan baseball," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of outfield

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Jan 2020

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“Outfield.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outfield. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of outfield

: 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


out·​field | \ ˈau̇t-ˌfēld How to pronounce outfield (audio) \

Kids Definition of outfield

: the part of a baseball field beyond the infield and between the foul lines

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