warning track


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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In the seventh inning, Rockies pinch-hitter Raimel Tapia hit a one-out double to left field that deflected off Jesse Winker’s glove on the warning track. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Josh VanMeter, Eugenio Suárez homer in Cincinnati Reds win over Colorado Rockies," 27 July 2019 Given that the game could end in a matter of minutes, the team added elements such as tour guides around the park, a chance to walk on the warning track before the game, and a chance for kids to run the bases after the game. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, "Suspended game meant logistical challenges for Red Sox," 21 Aug. 2019 Sporting a blue suit, Rivera was driven around the Yankee Stadium warning track and gave several thumbs-up to the crowd. Charles O'brien, courant.com, "’Summer of Rivera’ closes with Yankee Stadium celebration," 18 Aug. 2019 Puig put a charge into a crowd soaked by rain that started in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out drive that was tracked down by center fielder Delino DeShields on the center field warning track to end the eighth. Mark Schmetzer, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Reds drop second straight to Texas Rangers, 4-3," 15 June 2019 Marcus Semien doubled down the left field line, reached third on Matt Chapman’s sacrifice to right and came home for a 1-0 lead after Matt Olson delivered a sacrifice to the center field warning track. Jack Mccarthy, The Mercury News, "Bad show for Oakland Athletics in Wrigley Field matinee," 7 Aug. 2019 But Pederson caught the baseball two paces in front of the warning track in right field, igniting a boom from the Dodger Stadium crowd, to end the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Los Angeles Times, "Clayton Kershaw remains unbeatable at home as Dodgers defeat Cardinals," 6 Aug. 2019 Dickerson landed on the warning track and re-injured his back, which had troubled him since high school. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Giants seeing both sides of Alex Dickerson — the power and the pain," 25 July 2019 Manning right field, Harper played the ball off the wall and picked it up on the warning track. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Bryce Harper fires insane 310-foot throw from right field to third base for out vs. Nationals," 13 July 2019

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First Known Use of warning track

1966, in the meaning defined above

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