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warning track

n. Baseball
A strip of dirt or gravel along the outfield wall, designed to warn outfielders when they are approaching the wall.
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warn′ing track`



n.
an outfield perimeter strip, between the turf and the fence, in a baseball stadium.
[1965–70]
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The Cubs looked like they might have won this in the 10th, but Nicholas Castellanos' high drive to center was caught at the warning track.
The light show at Clipper Stadium-where the Barnstormers of the Atlantic League play baseball each summer-will go around the stadium parking lot and onto the warning track. The lights will be choreographed with favorite Christmas carols to bring a multi-sensory experience like none other.
Enter Danny Barnes, the third pitcher of the inning, who got Mark Trumbo to pop out and struck out Seth Smith before right fielder Teoscar Hernandez made a desperate running catch on the warning track to rob pinch hitter Welington Castillo of a walk-off RBI.
In addition to the new synthetic turf infield at Joe Brooks Field, named for the beloved late coach who coached the Blueboys from 1947 to 1985, the stadium will also feature a resurfaced outfield and warning track and new dugouts among its upgrades.
As I caught the ball, I slipped on the warning track. Gomez came all the way around and scored, as I threw the ball in while on the seat of my pants.
Home plate at Jane Sanders Stadium will be located about where the warning track was at Howe Field.
In the third, Shane Victorino rushed back to the warning track in right on a drive by Chris Davis, only to have the ball fall in front of him on the outfield grass.
He was getting loose near the warning track when a team of eight Clydesdales pulling a beer wagon came trotting by - it's a Busch Stadium tradition and Lester stood aside to watch the horses.
Puig is also an asset on defense, and it only took his first game in the Majors for him to show off his impressive arm, when he gunned out a base runner at first base from the warning track. Puig already has two assists, and runners are now aware that they shouldn't test his arm.
We sure wouldn't want to dispose of our disposable income on suspect soil, or worse, inauthentic specimens collected from the bullpen mound or the warning track or the little room where the clubhouse attendant cleans the players' shoes.
Ruiz's throw to third ricocheted off a sliding Upton into the warning track allowing Upton to waltz home.
Mailer might never have written this greatest of novels, but in his indirect representation of Judaism he came as close to the warning track as anyone of his generation ever did.