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left fielder

noun, Baseball.
1.
the player whose position is left field.
Origin of left fielder
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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  • In a moment he was scudding down to first, while the left fielder was going back for the ball which had passed beyond his reach.

    Frank Merriwell at Yale Burt L. Standish
  • The left fielder threw well, and the ball struck in the catcher's mitt.

    Frank Merriwell at Yale Burt L. Standish
  • Center and left fielder turned as one man and raced up the field.

    The Arrival of Jimpson Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Much of what has been said with reference to the left fielder is applicable also to the occupant of the centre field.

    Base-Ball John M. Ward
  • Lanny flied out to left fielder and Pete reached second ahead of the throw-in.

    The Lucky Seventh Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Even though the left fielder had been playing in, Nuccio might possibly have scored had he not stumbled as he rounded the corner.

    Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager Burt L. Standish
  • It looked like a sure home run, and it was clear that the Boston left fielder could not get under it.

    Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick
  • While in the University he alternated as pitcher and left fielder and was captain of the team in 1914.

  • It was one of those long, low, hard drives, and sailed about ten feet over the left fielder's head and in a direct line for Dixey.

    A Ball Player's Career Adrian C. Anson
  • Seth Potter, the left fielder, was first up, and he had two strikes and three balls called on him in short order.

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