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Encyclopedia > Outfielder
Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball.
Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball.

Outfielder is a generic term applied to the people playing in the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. These three positions are left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder. Outfielders are primarily engaged in attempting to catch long fly balls and making plays on balls that get through the infield. Outfielders play behind the six other members of the defense, nearest to the outfield wall of the baseball park. Each position on a baseball field corresponds with a number and outfielders are represented by 7 (left field), 8 (center field) and 9 (right field). These numbers are used for scoring purposes and are not the same as a squad number. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Baseball, Outfielder, 2004, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Baseball, Outfielder, 2004, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly-ball when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by one of the following methods: tagging a runner with the ball touching a base that a runner on a force play is trying to reach catching... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ...


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Players can be characterized as either corner outfielders or a center fielder. Corner outfielders are often slower and have less defensive value than the center fielder. However, there are some important differences between right fielders and left fielders. Right fielders tend to have the best throwing arms of the outfield so they can make the long throw to third base, but often are not as fast as left fielders. Center fielders are generally the fastest and most athletic of the three because they have to run the farthest in order to field balls in the gaps and back up the other outfielders when balls are hit to them In baseball, corner outfielders are outfielders who play the corner positions of right field and left field. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ...


Many of the best power hitters in baseball play in the outfield, where they do not have as constant involvement in fielding plays as other positions, especially before the institution of the designated hitter. For example, Babe Ruth was moved from pitcher to the outfield. Left fielders and right fielders are more often slow power hitters, and center fielders are usually fast base-runners and good defensive players. Center field is often considered the most difficult outfield position, requiring both a good throwing arm and speed. Center fielders on many teams often bat leadoff. 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. ... David Ortiz standing in the batters box as a designated hitter in a 2006 game. ... For the eponymous band, see Babe Ruth (band). ... mcv ... In baseball, a lead off, or a lead for short, is the position a baserunner takes just prior to a pitch, a short distance away from the base he occupies. ...


Players who do not routinely start games, but often substitute as a pinch hitter or defensive replacement in the outfield are referred to as fourth outfielders or even fifth outfielders. These players can usually play any of the three outfield positions. In baseball, a fourth outfielder is a backup outfielder who does not have the hitting skills to regularly play in the corner outfield but does not have the fielding skills to play center field. ... In baseball, the fifth outfielder is a second backup outfielder. ...

Baseball positions
Image:Baseball_fielding_positions_tiny.svg
Outfielders: Left field | Center field | Right field
Infielders: 3rd base | Shortstop | 2nd base | 1st base
Battery: Pitcher | Catcher
Other: Designated hitter

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Outfielder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (135 words)
Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter.
Outfielders are primarily engaged in attempting to catch long fly balls.
Most of the biggest power hitters in baseball played in the outfield, where they do not have as constant involvement in fielding plays as other positions, especially before the institution of the designated hitter.
The Complete OUTFIELDER (1119 words)
Your outfielders have a lot of ground to cover, and as a coach, you need to know what qualities each of your three outfielders should have.
The outfielder should charge the ball, slowing down as he nears it so that he can field the ball out in front off his front toe with the glove hand.
An outfielder should turn to his strong side on this ball, whether it is to his right or left.
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