- 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
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Examples from the Web for center field
Then came a drop-ball, but Emerald raised it up far into center-field.The Putnam Hall Rivals
Arthur M. Winfield
Over in the center-field a similar condition of affairs existed.History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921
John Lawrence O'Connor
Her breath came hot and quick like the swift rush of a hot ball that caves in the short-stop and speeds away to center-field.Remarks