right field

noun

1
: the part of the baseball outfield to the right looking out from home plate
2
: the position of the player defending right field
right fielder noun

Examples of right field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ryan Dooley followed with fly ball to right field that put pressure on the Arkansas defense. Tom Murphy, arkansasonline.com, 19 Feb. 2024 That short porch in right field could boost his 2023 total of 35 homers. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 The place went berserk when Escobar dropped a single to right field, but Puerto Rico right fielder Nelson Velazquez gunned down the runner trying to advance from second to home. Dominic Pino, National Review, 6 Feb. 2024 Renfroe is expected to start in right field while Hampson will be deployed at multiple positions this season. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 27 Jan. 2024 Reggie Jackson got the headlines, but the best Reggie in right field from 1977-78 was Reggie Smith. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 22 Jan. 2024 Mookie Betts split time in right field with Jason Heyward, who started on days Betts played second base. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 17 Jan. 2024 Roberts didn’t completely close the door on Betts playing occasionally in right field. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2023 And in between that, the Dodgers offense finally found some life, when J.D. Martinez hammered a center-cut fastball from Zac Gallen — one of several down-the-middle pitches the Arizona starter had dared the Dodgers with early on — to right field for a solo home run that made it 3-1. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Right field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20field. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

right field

noun
1
: the part of the baseball outfield to the right looking out from the home plate
2
: the position of the player defending right field
right fielder noun
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