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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The pitch was launched into right field for a walkoff double, allowing the West team to defeat the East 12-11 in a back-and-forth battle. James Weber, Cincinnati.com, "Campbell County senior Noah Brewer’s final play leaves him with fond memories," 3 July 2018 From 2006 to 2014, Markakis started in right field for the Orioles. baltimoresun.com, "Orioles' Machado, Braves' Markakis continue to lead at their positions in All-Star voting," 26 June 2018 Jessica Levesque doubled to right field for two more. Brandan Blom, BostonGlobe.com, "Bishop Feehan softball surges into D1 South semis," 11 June 2018 In the eighth, Nicholas Castellanos dropped a fly ball in right field for a two-base error. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers no match for Boston Red Sox, lose 7-1," 6 June 2018 Shifting a relief pitcher to right field for a batter and then bringing him back in to pitch? Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Using relievers as starters has strategic value, fantasy implications," 30 May 2018 So, who will be in right field for the Phillies tonight? Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "How Nick Williams began forcing his way into the Phillies lineup," 22 May 2018 Jay Bruce shot the first pitch Bradley threw into right field for a leadoff single. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Mets rally late as Diamondbacks’ free fall continues," 19 May 2018 Kris Bryant will start in right field for the first time this season. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "David Bote promoted from Iowa to replace Ben Zobrist, will start at third base," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of right field

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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