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

Examples of warning track in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Phillies deployed a five-man infield and LaMarre was swarmed by excited teammates after hitting a single to the warning track in right field off Ranger Suárez (4-2). Larry Fleisher, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 Right fielder Adam Eaton darted to the warning track and made a leaping catch against the wall. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 4 July 2021 But Ross Peter's deep drive to the left-field warning track plated two, putting the Wildcats up 3-0. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 23 June 2021 Garcia sent a fastball from Lynn on a full count to the warning track in right field to clear the bases and extend the lead to 5-1. Kristie Rieken, Chron, 20 June 2021 Mascot races, which were relegated to being taped ahead of time, are already back live, with fan-favorites Mustard, Onion and Ketchup racing to a finish line on the Progressive Field warning track. Marc Bona, cleveland, 25 May 2021 Bumgarner narrowly missed a three-run homer, settling for a sacrifice fly on a ball that carried to the left-field warning track. David Brandt, sun-sentinel.com, 12 May 2021 Bumgarner narrowly missed a three-run homer, settling for a sacrifice fly on a ball that carried to the left-field warning track. David Brandt, The Arizona Republic, 11 May 2021 Kyle Lewis provided a threat with a drive leading off the eighth that Austin Hays caught on the left-field warning track. Tim Booth, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of warning track

1966, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jul 2021

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“Warning track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warning%20track. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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