right field


Definition of right field

1 : the part of the baseball outfield to the right looking out from home plate
2 : the position of the player defending right field

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right fielder noun

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Portable toilets take up the right field of a baseball field and showers, with plywood offering a modicum of privacy for women, are in center field. Alicia A. Caldwell, WSJ, "As Conditions Worsen, Some Caravan Migrants Seek to Go Back Home," 28 Nov. 2018 For a left-handed pull hitter, the third baseman stands close to second base, the shortstop is where the second baseman usually plays and the second baseman patrols short right field. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "Republicans, Democrats look to use Kavanaugh nomination as weapon in midterm fight," 21 July 2018 Alex Bregman replaced Springer in the leadoff spot for Friday's game while Josh Reddick manned right field. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' George Springer gets day off to reset from slump," 29 June 2018 In the bottom of the first, Jaena tied the game with a single and scored on an emphatic two-run homer to right field by senior Peter Burns, a Boston College commit. Chris Bokum, BostonGlobe.com, "Colin Jaena’s arm, bat do job for Austin Prep," 20 June 2018 Pence sliced a two-out RBI single down the right field line in the sixth, then came around to score to cap the five-run rally. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Giants may need a changing of the guard: Pence/Jackson out, Slater/Duggar in," 20 June 2018 Jarvis scored on a line drive to right field by first baseman Josh Anthony. Edgar Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Gators earn return trip to CWS on wild walk-off home run," 12 June 2018 Number of outfield assists this season for Brian Anderson, in his first year playing right field. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "A Closer Look: San Diego Padres 5, Miami Marlins 4," 10 June 2018 The Tigers' third home run came off the bat of Edouard Julien, who launched a two-run homer to right field in the sixth to push Auburn's lead to 12-5. Tom Green, AL.com, "Relievers Andrew Mitchell, Cody Greenhill return as Auburn baseball throttles Alabama A&M," 3 Apr. 2018

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1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of right field

: the part of a baseball outfield that is to the right when you are looking out from home plate also : the position of the player defending right field

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