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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Pierce oversaw renovations to his new home park, Disch-Falk Field, shortening the power alleys in left and right field. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Two years ago, Texas hired right man for the job in David Pierce," 6 June 2018 Yet, the right-handed hitter still managed to take Hamels deep to right field in the second inning. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Loss to Royals filled with missed opportunities | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 27 May 2018 George Springer, who was originally written in as the center fielder, moved to right field in Reddick's absence. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Josh Reddick scratched from Astros' lineup with 'leg discomfort'," 18 May 2018 Before Steve Pearce walked to force in a run and Martinez hit a line drive to right field, the Red Sox had two outs and nobody on base. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Red Sox Notch Game 2 World Series Win Over Dodgers," 25 Oct. 2018 Following a perfect 12th by Diaz, Cory Spangenberg led off the 13th with a bunt single and, after Freddy Galvis’ fly out to right field, went to second base on Manuel Margot’s groundout to the pitcher. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Wil Myers' homer matters this time, Padres down Diamondbacks in 16," 8 July 2018 Jake Lamb pulled a groundball to Castro in shallow right field, which should have been a routine play for the nine-year veteran. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Defensive miscues cost Marlins in loss to Diamondbacks," 27 June 2018 Pitcher Brooke Vestal had a lead-off triple to right field, and second baseman Sydney Owens followed by singling home courtesy runner Desirae Rocha. Terrence Thomas, San Antonio Express-News, "Cougarettes romp to title game," 1 June 2018 The throw sailed into right field, two runs scored and Diaz was on the ground for a little after the play. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "MLB Says Anthony Rizzo's Controversial Slide Should Have Been Interference," 29 May 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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