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
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.
With Mitch Haniger on the disabled list, Gamel stepped in and has secured an everyday outfield job in the process.
Sydney Bajusz was crawling around in the outfield, and softballs were flying at her from all directions.
At Class AAA Omaha in 2015, Merrifield logged playing time at all three outfield spots and all four positions on the infield.
His propensity to strike out (65 in 215 plate appearances) calls to mind his frustrating companion in the Dodgers outfield, Joc Pederson.
Christopher Ligot (Burbank resident) La Verne baseball sophomore: A product of Alemany High, Ligot settled in to the Leopards’ lineup in the outfield.
Jason Heinrich is another player who played in Ripken Stadium, but as a member of the IronBirds outfield last year.
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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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