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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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  • Then came a drop-ball, but Emerald raised it up far into center-field.

    The Putnam Hall Rivals Arthur M. Winfield
  • Over in the center-field a similar condition of affairs existed.

  • Her breath came hot and quick like the swift rush of a hot ball that caves in the short-stop and speeds away to center-field.

    Remarks Bill Nye

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