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center fielder

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noun Baseball.
  1. the player whose position is center field.

Origin of center fielder

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Historical Examples

  • The batsman was the Robinson captain and center-fielder, Wood.

    Weatherby's Inning

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Up the field the center-fielder had tipped the ball with one outstretched hand, but had failed to catch it!

    The Arrival of Jimpson

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • In the outfield Bissell, center-fielder, was speeding back, cutting over into Jacks territory as he went.

    Weatherby's Inning

    Ralph Henry Barbour