warning track

noun

Definition of warning track 

: a usually dirt or cinder strip around the outside edge of a baseball outfield to warn a fielder when running to make a catch that the fence is near

called also warning path

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It will be attached to the top of both dugouts and top of the walls along the warning track. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Jose Pirela messing with Padres' platoon plans," 12 Mar. 2018 The bobblehead nods to a moment in 1982 when Yount famously rode his motorcycle around the warning track at County Stadium following the World Series to celebrate the team's American League pennant. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Mayor of Ding Dong City' arrives Sunday, so let's take a look at the 12 best Brewers player bobbleheads thus far," 22 May 2018 With a seven-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, Billy Hamilton made a running catch on the warning track in center field, before sliding and banging his right knee into the wall. Scott Winfield, Cincinnati.com, "ICYMI: World Cup coming to Cincinnati? Reds win series vs KC Royals, Bengals wrap minicamp," 15 June 2018 Participants will run more than 100 laps on the warning track around the field. Jenna West, SI.com, "Gillette Stadium to Host Marathon Inside for Charity," 6 July 2018 Orf sent a drive to deep center that Max Kepler hauled in on the warning track to strand three runners. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 6, Twins 5 (10): After falling behind on yet another grand slam, Brewers rally," 2 July 2018 This time Anderson’s 365-foot drive was caught on the warning track in left. Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Mets cash in repeatedly with two-out runs to sink Straily, Marlins," 1 July 2018 Machado nearly tied the game on the final at-bat hitting a fly ball that was caught on the warning track by Lewis Brinson. Andre C. Fernandez, miamiherald, "Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto hits two home runs, continues to make case for an All-Star nod," 16 June 2018 Williams tracked it to the wall and jumped on the warning track. Matt Eppers, USA TODAY, "Florida returns to College World Series with walk-off home run off Auburn outfielder's glove," 12 June 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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