infield

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n infield the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Infield Arable and manured land kept continually under crop; -- distinguished from outfield.
    • Infield (Baseball) The diamond; -- opposed to outfield. See Diamond n., 5.
    • v. t Infield To inclose, as a field.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • infield To inclose, as a piece of land; make a field of.
    • infield Under crop; noting arable land which is still kept under crop: distinguished from outfield.
    • n infield In base-ball. See field, n., 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Infield in′fēld in base-ball, the space enclosed within the base-lines:
    • Infield opp. to Outfield
    • v.t Infield to enclose
    • n Infield in′fēld (Scot.) land under tillage
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Usage

In literature:

Morrissey and Healy were retired on infield plays.
"The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories" by Zane Grey
Mathewson could not advance the runners and died on an infield fly.
"Spalding's Official Baseball Guide - 1913"
He was still all eyes to the infield where his predecessor was gyrating.
"The Happy Family" by Bertha Muzzy Bower
I'm going to play infield.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
His strongest point was trapping an infield fly, and in this particular line he was something of a wonder.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
Then, if fumbled, he may still have time to get it back to the infield before base runners can take an extra base.
"Base-Ball" by John M. Ward
Mista Minista go to Mista Sam Kow in Infield, washy colla.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Woods was batting to the infield, but somebody was needed to give the outfield some work.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
The infielders crouched on their toes, and the outfielders were prepared to run in any direction.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
There were many shifts among the out and infield staff, the manager trying different players in order to get the best results.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
One fellow will muff an easy fly and then the whole infield will go to pieces.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
I have just bought a infielder from Jersey City which they tell me is a second Ty Cobb.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
The infield was a square, each side being sixty feet long.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various
Then, of a sudden, his arm dropped to his side, and he stalked across the infield toward the bench.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
The infield, however, is weak.
"Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895" by Various
With Dayly and Lewis gone, the whole side of the infield is wide open.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
Even when he hit straight to an infielder it took a fast throw to nail him at first.
"The Boy Grew Older" by Heywood Broun
And they say there goin to give us Infield rifles.
""That's me all over, Mable"" by Edward Streeter
Even scattered around the infield there were quite a few farm wagons, with their complement of folks out for a holiday.
"Bert Wilson at the Wheel" by J. W. Duffield
A few more comments on minor points, and the coach walked away to watch the practice of his infield candidates.
"Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball" by J. W. Duffield
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In news:

A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers.
PHILADELPHIA – A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers.
At a final news conference, All-Star infielder Michael Young had little to say about the Texas Rangers' front office, which traded him away over the weekend to Philadelphia.
The Chicago White Sox officially signed infielder Jeff Keppinger to a three-year contract on Monday, presumably ending the team's search for a new third baseman for the upcoming season.
In a pregame ceremony Saturday, the Mets honored infielder Wilmer Flores as the organizational player of year and Rafael Montero as the organizational pitcher of the year.
That pick comes after Orioles had great success last season in the Rule 5, getting a promising roster piece in infielder Ryan Flaherty.
Free agent infielder Ty Wigginton and Cardinals agree to $5 million, 2-year contract.
Former Socorro and Texas Longhorn infielder Omar Quintanilla, outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, elected to take free agency , as was his right, rather than report to the minors.
The Orioles have declined to offer a 2013 contract to slugger Mark Reynolds, a decision that allows the infielder to become a free agent .
Cleveland Indians like their young ' grinder ' of an infielder, Jason Donald.
Chuck Crow / The Plain Dealer Whether it's at his chosen position of shortstop or anywhere else on the infield, Jason Donald is confident of his abilities.
Fair Grounds Announces Infield Festival.
DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have traded left- hander Matt Reynolds to the Arizona Diamondbacks for corner infielder Ryan Wheeler.
The Cincinnati Reds have reached agreement with utility infielder Jack Hannahan on a one-year, $2 million contract, according to Fox Sports.
The Marlins announced Saturday that Bell was sent to the Diamondbacks for minor league infielder Yordy Cabrera.
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