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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Making his 13th start at first, Mancini was charged with an ninth-inning error that didn’t cost the Orioles, allowing a popup by Carlos Santana to fall between him and second baseman Jonathan Schoop in shallow right field. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles' slumping slugger Trey Mancini benefits from abbreviated reset, homers in return," 13 July 2018 On Romano’s sixth pitch of the night, Lindor crushed a leadoff home run into the right field seats – his fifth leadoff blast of the season. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Reds score 7 runs in the 9th inning, stun Cleveland Indians for comeback win," 10 July 2018 Has really good power the opposite way – hits a lot of doubles to right-center, homers to right field. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers are well-positioned at catcher in the minor leagues," 10 July 2018 With Avisail Garcia landing on the disabled list, the White Sox are giving Leury Garcia the first look in right field Tuesday night as they get set to face Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas at Guaranteed Rate Field. Phil Rogers, chicagotribune.com, "With Avisail Garcia on DL, Leury Garcia starts in right field against Cardinals," 10 July 2018 Joe Mauer followed with a soft single to right field that allowed Wilson to reach third. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Royals bullpen, dormant offense spoil Danny Duffy's start in narrow loss to Twins," 9 July 2018 Primarily an infielder and a pitcher growing up, Grotjohn has started games across three levels this season at second base, third base, shortstop, left field and right field. Paul Johnson, Naperville Sun, "Javier Baez, Ian Happ, Ben Zobrist ... and Ryan Grotjohn: Cougars getting good use out of everyday utility player," 7 July 2018 Kevin Strohschein battered a leadoff double to start the fourth, and Trevor Putzig drove him in with a single to shallow right field. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Bocchi, Clemens lead Texas to CWS for 36th time," 11 June 2018 Days before Posey is scheduled to receive a cortisone shot in his right hip, Posey injected his own shot of life into the Giants dugout with a walkoff single off the right field wall to cap off a 5-4, 13-inning win over the Chicago Cubs. Kerry Crowley, sacbee, "Buster Posey has hip pain, but he has Giants feeling good in walkoff win over Cubs," 11 July 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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