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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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 The game ended with Jeimer Candelario rounding third base and JaCoby Jones rounding first as a loud fly ball died on the warning track in left field. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Tigers' growing pains aren't easy but Gardenhire is proud of fight," 14 July 2018 Pregame festivities will feature local leaders living with disabilities with a pregame parade around the warning track. Carol Motsinger, Cincinnati.com, "Teddy Kremer won our hearts as the Reds bat boy. Soon, the Reds will honor him," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of warning track

1966, in the meaning defined above

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