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

Other Words from right field

right fielder noun

Examples of right field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Suzuki takes proper routes in right field, and his arm strength and accuracy are well above average, bordering on elite. Bernie Pleskoff, Forbes, 5 May 2022 The Diamondbacks were two outs away from losing, but Varsho singled in the ninth to set up Smith's high drive inside the foul pole in right field off Miami's Anthony Bender. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 4 May 2022 Marte made a diving catch in right field to thwart a potential Phillies rally in the seventh, and an error by second baseman Jean Segura helped the Mets tack on three in the bottom half — including Marte’s two-run single. Mike Fitzpatrick, Hartford Courant, 1 May 2022 Shaded toward the bag against Jesús Aguilar, a right-handed hitter, Estrada ranged into short right field and threw a strike to Belt to get Aguilar by plenty. Steve Kroner, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Apr. 2022 Look for Xander Bogaerts to stay on the left side with Story shaded to the middle and Rafael Devers in short right field. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Apr. 2022 On June 27 at Target Field that same style of play led to a collision with second baseman Ernie Clement in short right field. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 23 Nov. 2021 Pinch-hitter Jace Peterson drew a leadoff walk and Kolten Wong followed by dropping a bloop single into short right field to bring up the heart of Milwaukee's order. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Oct. 2021 In October 2003, McKeon shifted Cabrera to right field. New York Times, 23 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of right field

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 May 2022

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“Right field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20field. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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