- 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 centerfield
Red Sox centerfield Johnny Pesky nabbed the relay, double-clutched the ball, and threw late to the plate.The Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Baseball Book
May 8, 2013
He would awaken when the buggy rolled to a stop, then walk back to Centerfield.The Biography of a Rabbit
But just before the ball reached Barrett, it took a high bound, went over his head and rolled out into centerfield.
Why, we lost the Worlds championship one year in Boston when Rodgrass made that muff in centerfield.
In the fall of 1859 I began trading, having obtained an interest in a country store at a little place called Centerfield.Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel
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Word Origin and History for centerfield
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