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center field

noun, Baseball.
the area of the outfield beyond second base and between right field and left field.
the position of the player covering this area.
Origin of center field
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Out in shallow center field, three excavators lined up to commence the pull.
  • The ball climbed on a diagonal line into the vast volume of air over center field.
  • It finally appears to be time to get younger and more athletic, especially at shortstop and center field.
  • No position on a baseball field has as much ground to cover as that of center field.
  • His drive to center field probably should have been one for the ages.

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