right field


noun Baseball.

the area of the outfield to the right of center field, as viewed from home plate.
the position of the player covering this area.

Origin of right field

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Contemporary Examples of right field

  • Big Papi put the ball in the right-field seats for a three-run homer and the comeback was on.

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    Baseball's Greatest Comebacks

    Kevin Baker

    October 17, 2008

Historical Examples of right field

  • The hit was one of his famous drives close to the right-field foul-line.

  • Of the three fielding positions, right-field is by far the most important.

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    Claude H. Miller

  • Patten went out to right-field, stifled his disappointment and "played ball."

    The Crimson Sweater

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • He saw McCord and Raymond trying to stem the torrent of right-field hits, but those they knocked down gave him no time to recover.

  • He stepped straight, swung with an even, powerful swing, and he hit the first ball clear over the right-field bleachers.