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center field

noun, Baseball.
the area of the outfield beyond second base and between right field and left field.
the position of the player covering this area.
Origin of center field
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Yes, and he says if you play center theres got to be a rule that a hit to center field is good for only three bases.

    The Lucky Seventh Ralph Henry Barbour
  • By the way, Dick, wed better put him in center field, dont you think?

    The Lucky Seventh Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The third man went out on a long fly to center field, and Harvard trotted in to bat.

    The Arrival of Jimpson Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The bat connected with it, and away the sphere sailed to center field.

    The Rover Boys in Business Arthur M. Winfield
  • Out in center field the ball was bounding along the turf and Gordon was already rounding first.

    The Lucky Seventh Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Ned had played the season through at center field on the freshman nine, and had made a name for himself as a batsman.

    The Arrival of Jimpson Ralph Henry Barbour
  • In spite of these minor mishaps, Nap sauntered out to center field with a song on his lips.

  • He had no hope of an error; he could already see the play reported, "Flied out to center field."

  • Two minutes later, he was streaking toward first base on a safe hit to center field.

    The Arrival of Jimpson Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Not another ball was batted to center field; not once, in the innings that followed, was Nap on base.

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