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center fielder

noun, Baseball.
the player whose position is center field.
Origin of center fielder
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The center fielder refused to go after it and the umpire yielded, throwing out another old ball.

    The Lucky Seventh Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Out between right fielder and center fielder the ball fell to earth untouched and Chub was on first.

    The Crimson Sweater

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The second baseman made a jump for it and the ball began to roll along in front of the center fielder.

    The Rival Pitchers Lester Chadwick
  • Paul Hines, the center fielder of the Providence Club, was the player who turned the trick.

    Baseball Joe on the Giants Lester Chadwick
  • Twice he had lost the Worlds Series, owing to a muff by the center fielder at the crucial point in the game.

    Baseball Joe on the Giants Lester Chadwick
  • Drake sent a long fly that the center fielder managed to get under.

  • The center fielder, however, had come in fast and now the ball was flying to the catcher.

    The Lucky Seventh Ralph Henry Barbour

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