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 Nick Castellanos did defensive drills in right field. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "'It's weird': A running diary of the Cincinnati Reds' 1st day of preseason camp," 3 July 2020 Britz tied it at 2-2, before Webb put the team in front to stay with a single to right field. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Oregon St., Michigan and Miami win NASA Pony games Saturday," 28 June 2020 In his last at-bat, Williams hit a towering home run to right field. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Sporting Green reader memories: Loma Prieta at Candlestick, Matt Cain perfect," 27 June 2020 Bubba Phillips replaced him in right field to start the second inning. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, "For Tigers legend Al Kaline, sweetness of batting title led to frustration. Here's why," 14 June 2020 Blake Johnson, the third Astro who played in Walnut, Calif. last July, a suburb of Los Angeles, then singled to right field. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "In reunion of Mustang 9s World Series players, Astros nip Angels 4-1," 19 June 2020 After his breakout 1955 season, hitting for average and power, playing a dynamic right field and displaying a keen sense for the game far beyond his years, Kaline heard the comparisons to the all-time greats. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, "For Tigers legend Al Kaline, sweetness of batting title led to frustration. Here's why," 14 June 2020 The former Russell County High School standout spent 2019 playing right field and center field for the Visalia Rawhide of the High-A California League. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Casey Mize headlines Alabama’s first-round history in MLB Draft," 9 June 2020 Giants manager Bruce Bochy had run out of position players, so third baseman Pedro Feliz had to become the catcher, center fielder Randy Winn replaced Feliz at third, Daniel Ortmeier moved from right field to center and going to right was ... Steve Kroner, SFChronicle.com, "June 8, 2007: As A’s beat Giants, Feliz plays catcher, Lowry right field," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of right field

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Jul 2020

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“Right field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20field. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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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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