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

Examples of right field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the fifth inning, Young issued a lead-off walk to Brian Roberts before Ichiro Suzuki hit a long fly ball to right field. Dallas News, "10 things to know about new Rangers GM Chris Young, like his NBA offer and college thesis on Jackie Robinson," 5 Dec. 2020 The message, relayed through a translator, from the coaching staff was for De La Cruz to drive the ball to right field and, at the least, advance the runner. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Why Tigers' prospect who 'can do everything' believes he can be Detroit's Manny Ramirez," 11 Nov. 2020 Up stepped the dangerous Arozarena, who had lined his record 10th home run of the postseason, a solo shot to right field, off Gonsolin to give Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Mike Digiovanna Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers’ bullpen shuts down Rays to preserve World Series win in decisive Game 6," 27 Oct. 2020 So did Kiermaier, who slammed a Baez pitch 426 feet to right field, tying the game again before Corey Seager’s eighth-inning single set the stage for the ninth-inning drama. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "After another World Series gut punch, Dodgers can't ponder what-ifs: 'Ain't no time to hang our heads'," 25 Oct. 2020 Non-tendered by the Colorado Rockies, Dahl's career includes 131 games at left field, 71 games in center field and 60 games in right field. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers should dig into non-tender free-agent market to add power and/or pitching," 3 Dec. 2020 The Cubs were able to maintain the façade of Wrigley while making several significant modern upgrades, such as videoboards in left and right field, new seats and dugouts, several safety measures and premier clubs. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Wrigley Field receives federal landmark status, 7 years after Chicago Cubs ownership applied for the designation," 19 Nov. 2020 With Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts locked into center and right field, there will also only be so many at-bats to go around for a left fielder. Los Angeles Times, "Joc Pederson is a World Series hero and a free agent. Will he return to the Dodgers?," 11 Nov. 2020 Anthony Santander was named one of three finalists for the American League Gold Glove Award at right field Thursday, the only Orioles player to be nominated. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, "Right fielder Anthony Santander lone Orioles player to be named finalist for Gold Glove Award," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of right field

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of right field was in 1857

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20 Jan 2021

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“Right field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20field. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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