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1. Baseball
a. The area of the field bounded by home plate and first, second, and third bases.
b. The defensive positions of first base, second base, third base, and shortstop considered as a unit.
2. The area inside a racetrack or running track.
3. A field located near a farmhouse.


1. (Cricket) cricket the area of the field near the pitch. Compare outfield
2. (Baseball) baseball
a. the area of the playing field enclosed by the base lines and extending beyond them towards the outfield
b. the positions of the first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, and sometimes the pitcher, collectively. Compare outfield
3. (Agriculture) agriculture
a. the part of a farm nearest to the farm buildings
b. land from which crops are regularly taken



a. the area of a baseball field bounded by the base lines, usu. taken to also include the dirt area behind the bases.
b. the positions played by the infielders, or the players themselves considered as a group (contrasted with outfield).
2. the area enclosed by a racetrack or running track.
3. a field near a farmhouse.


A square area with a base at each corner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infield - the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plateinfield - the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
ball field, baseball field, diamond - the baseball playing field
bag, base - a place that the runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
batter's box - an area on a baseball diamond (on either side of home plate) marked by lines within which the batter must stand when at bat
mound, pitcher's mound, hill - (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
short - the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
outfield - the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
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After reading your article on MLB Best Infields and the subsection "Great Infields From The Past," I was surprised at the omission of the 1999 Mets, an infield that consisted of John Olerud (IB), Edgardo Alfonzo (2B), Rey Ordonez (SS) and Robin Ventura (3B).
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Last season, first baseman Mark Teixeira, second baseman Alfonso Soriano, shortstop Michael Young and third baseman Hank Blalock joined the 1940 Boston Red Sox quartet of Jimmie Foxx, Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin and Jim Tabor as the only infields to have four players with 20-homer seasons.
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