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short field

noun, Baseball.
the area of the infield between third base and second, covered by the shortstop.
Origin of short field
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • From this point a single pair of footprints led over a short field into the very woods where the encounter had taken place.

    Dave Porter and His Double Edward Stratemeyer
  • Mundy covers the short field like Maranville, and Pendexter sure can play that keystone cushion.

    Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager

    Burt L. Standish
  • Swifter than swallows, the Dulford three-quarters flew down the now all too short field of play.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie
  • When the right time comes, me to cash in with a ball clean over that short field fence.

  • He drew two balls and then a strike from Murphy, and hit the next hard into short field.

    The Young Pitcher Zane Grey
  • Dean hit into short field, and was thrown out, while Weir reached third on the play.

    The Young Pitcher Zane Grey

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