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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Other Words from right field

right fielder noun

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Crawford’s fourth-inning home run off González came immediately after catcher Stephen Vogt blasted his third home run of the season out to right field. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Red-hot Giants pass another Wild Card hopeful, sweep doubleheader at Coors Field," 15 July 2019 Yates, asked to get what would have been the longest save of his career after Reyes walked Donaldson to start the eighth inning, allowed Donaldson to score on a single, a fielder’s choice and Austin Riley’s sacrifice fly to right field. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Braves score three in 10th to beat Padres again," 13 July 2019 After a walk and a lineout, Nellie Fox drilled a single to right field. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, "65 years ago today, Al Kaline did something amazing for the Detroit Tigers," 7 July 2019 O’Neill followed with a single to right field that Reyes overran and bobbled just as Goldschmidt was being held at third. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cardinals deny Padres sweep," 1 July 2019 After Brandon Dixon tied the game with a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Anthony Rendon responded with a go-ahead home run in the top of the eighth, a solo shot to right field. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Max Scherzer strikes out 14 Detroit Tigers, outduels Jordan Zimmermann," 30 June 2019 The Giants threatened again in the sixth, when Kevin Pillar hit a two-out triple to right field. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Giants’ meek offense results in 2-0 loss to Colorado," 24 June 2019 Alex Verdugo hit a solo home run to right field off Rockies rookie reliever Jesus Tinoco, sending what was left of the Dodger Stadium crowd of 53,096 into a frenzy. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies fall to Dodgers for 10th consecutive time," 22 June 2019 In the second, Taylor lined a leadoff triple to right field and then scored on an Unger sacrifice. Anthony Ciardelli, latimes.com, "Ocean View Little League blanks Huntington West in District 62 Tournament of Champions Major semifinals," 13 June 2019

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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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