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center field

n. Baseball
1. The middle third of the outfield, behind second base.
2. The position played by the center fielder.
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cen′ter field′


n.
1. the area of a baseball outfield beyond second base and between right field and left field.
2. the position of the player covering this area.
[1855–60, Amer.]
cen′ter field′er, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.center field - the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; "he hit the ball to deep center"
outfield - the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
2.center field - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the central third of the outfield
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball
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After Lucas Duda flied out to left, Asdrubal Cabrera knocked a fly ball off the top of the wall in center field for a two-run double.
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Dimensions, Fence Heights, and Outfield Distances Dimensions (All Calculated from Park Diagram) Years LF SLF LC CF RC SRF RF 1901-08 340 352 392 396 * 323 290 280 LF: Left Field SLF: Straightaway Left Field LC: Left Center CF: Center Field RC: Right Center SRF: Straightaway Right Field RF: Right Field * Deepest point in the ballpark was 440 at the CF corner located to the left of dead CF Fence Heights (Estimated from Photos) Years LF CF RF 1901-08 8 8-11 * 8 * The 11 foot height was only the scoreboard in right-center field.

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