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The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. The term is also used in football (soccer) as an adjective describing any position other than that of goalkeeper. Terminology is the set of all the terms related to a given subject field or discipline. ... A cricket match in progress. ... Baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Cricket batsman A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Batter can have several meanings: In cooking, batter is a thick or thin mixture, usually made of a ground grain, a liquid, and a fat. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The word position can have one of a billion meanings. ... A goalkeeper leaves his feet to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ...


In cricket and baseball

In both baseball and cricket, fielders in the outfield have more ground to cover, but also more time before the ball reaches them. Catches are most likely to arise from shots that have been "skied". If a catch is not possible (for example, the ball has bounced, or is rolling or skidding across the turf) the fielder will attempt to head off, pick up and throw in the ball as quickly as possible to reduce the distance the runners can run and hopefully to effect a run out (cricket) or tag out (baseball). Look up ball in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Baseball In baseball, a catch occurs when a fielder gains secure possession of a batted ball in flight, and maintains possession until he voluntarily or negligently releases the ball. ... The term Bounce has several meanings: The action of an object to deflect when it strikes a wall, floor or other surface. ... Rolling is a fabricating process in which the metal, plastic, paper, glass, etc. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Turf may refer to Sod, the surface layer of ground consisting of a matt of grass and grass roots, sometimes used as a construction material AstroTurf, or any variety of artificial turf made to resemble grass A colloquialism for the world of horse-racing Slang for territory claimed by a... Run out is a method of dismissal in the sport of cricket. ... In baseball a tag out, sometimes just called a tag, is a play in which a baserunner is out because he is touched by the fielders hand holding a live ball while the runner is in jeopardy. ...


In cricket, where the ball is far more likely to stay low against the ground than in baseball, the condition of the turf has a major effect on the speed at which the ball travels through the outfield. On a slow outfield the ball decelerates significantly, making fielding easier and batting harder — in particular boundaries are far harder to hit. This usually occurs if the playing surface is uneven or if it is damp from rain or dew. However, on a fast outfield the ball does not decelerate significantly even when rolling along the turf, often racing past the fielders and over the boundary rope. In these circumstances, batsmen find it easier to score runs quickly. Commentators often refer to the ball accelerating to the boundary on fast outfields, but this only physically occurs on grounds with a slope and on which the ball is moving downhill. Cricket ball A cricket ball is a hard, solid ball used to play cricket. ... Speed (symbol: v) is the rate of motion, or equivalently the rate of change of position, expressed as distance d moved per unit of time t. ... Acceleration is the time rate of change of velocity, and at any point on a v-t graph, it is given by the gradient of the tangent to that point In physics, acceleration (symbol: a) is defined as the rate of change (or time derivative) of velocity. ... Fielding in the sport of cricket is what fielders do to collect the ball when it is struck by the batsman in such a way as to either limit the number of runs that the batsman scores or get the batsman out by catching the ball in flight or running... A professional cricket match In the sport of cricket, batting is the act or skill of hitting the cricket ball with a cricket bat in order to score runs without getting out. ... Boundary has two distinct meanings in the sport of cricket. ... Rain falling For other uses see Rain (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state of water. ... Rolling is a fabricating process in which the metal, plastic, paper, glass, etc. ... In the sport of cricket, a run is the basic unit of scoring. ... Acceleration is the time rate of change of velocity, and at any point on a v-t graph, it is given by the gradient of the tangent to that point In physics, acceleration (symbol: a) is defined as the rate of change (or time derivative) of velocity. ... Test cricket grounds (stadiums) by nation: Categories: Cricket grounds | Lists | Test cricket ... Look up Slope in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In mathematics, the slope or the gradient of a straight line (within a Cartesian coordinate system) is a measure for the steepness of the line relative to the horizontal axis. ... The downhill is an alpine skiing discipline. ...


In football (soccer)

The term is used in soccer when, for instance, player availability becomes an issue (say, due a number of players being unable to play through injury and or prior substitution) given that at a high level of play, goalkeepers lack the necessary playing skills to play in the outfield and conversely outfield players lack the skill to play goalkeeper. Despite this however, in times of crisis, outfield players have been known to play goal, even at the professional level.


See also

Fielding in the sport of cricket is what fielders do to collect the ball when it is struck by the batsman in such a way as to either limit the number of runs that the batsman scores or get the batsman out by catching the ball in flight or running... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... There are 9 fielding positions in baseball. ...

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Outfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (304 words)
The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield.
However, on a fast outfield the ball does not decelerate significantly even when rolling along the turf, often racing past the fielders and over the boundary rope.
Commentators often refer to the ball accelerating to the boundary on fast outfields, but this only physically occurs on grounds with a slope and on which the ball is moving downhill.
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