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n. Abbr. OF Baseball
A player who defends left, center, or right field.


(ˈaʊtˌfil dər)

one of the players, esp. in baseball, stationed in the outfield.
[1865–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outfielder - (baseball) a person who plays in the outfieldoutfielder - (baseball) a person who plays in the outfield
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!"
softball game, softball - a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
fielder - a member of the baseball team that is in the field instead of at bat
right fielder - the person who plays right field
center fielder, centerfielder - the person who plays center field
left fielder - the person who plays left field
2.outfielder - a fielder in cricket who is stationed in the outfield
fieldsman, fielder - a member of the cricket team that is fielding rather than batting
champ extérieurjoueur de champ extérieur
References in classic literature ?
But he was no outfielder as Ikey was; he picked them off the bat.
The only OSU player to turn down a pro contract was sophomore outfielder Jeff Hendrix, who went in the 39th round to Kansas City.
In his prime, Hunter was known for being the best defensive outfielder in the game.
It's important to know the places you play in, but it's probably more important to know your own pitching staff and to know your two corner outfielders," Matthews said about being a Gold Glove-caliber center fielder.
In the Pacific League, Nippon Ham Fighters outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo won his first Golden Glove in the PL after having won seven in the CL while playing for the Hanshin Tigers.
The main thing for the outfielder is to think out every throwing situation in advance.
An overachieving outfielder whose life is a story of overcoming long odds he returned to the Dodgers five months after surgery and radiation treatments five months after being diagnosed with throat cancer, a scenario doctors told him was a 5,000 to 1 shot of occurring - Butler reached the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves within three years of being their 23rd round pick in the 1979 draft.
For "gappers" that the outfielder can catch only by diving, we want him to bring his hands into his chest after he catches the ball and roll away from his glove hand.
337 average, 23 homers, 77 RBIs) and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez (.
Since these throws are of varying distance, the players should be grouped according to position, such as catchers throwing with catchers and outfielders with outfielders.
There have been a lot of teams that play a whole year with just four outfielders, so not having a true fifth outfielder is not a concern for me.
All of us have seen an outfielder staggering around under a ball coming out of the sun, and ending up with the ball falling to the ground or, even worse, hitting the outfielder on the chest, head, or back.