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The position of the right fielder
The position of the right fielder

A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field. Right field is the area of the outfield to the right of a person standing at home plate and facing towards the pitcher's mound. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the right fielder is assigned the number 9. Image File history File links Baseball_rf. ... Image File history File links Baseball_rf. ... 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. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Home plate is the final base in baseball and related games that a player must touch to score. ... The pitcher moves forward off the rubber as the pitch is released. ...


Outfielders must cover large distances, so speed, instincts and quickness to react to the ball are key. They must be able to catch fly balls above their head and on the run, as well as prevent balls hit down the right field foul line from getting past them. Being situated 250–300 feet from home plate, they must be able to throw the ball accurately over a long distance to be effective. Of all outfield positions, the right fielder should have the strongest arm, because they are the farthest from third base. Hits to right field tend to curve toward the right field foul line, and right fielders must learn to adjust to that. A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ...


Amateur players may find it difficult to concentrate on the game, since they are so far from the more continuous action. Emphasizing the correct starting position gives outfield players something to concentrate on at each pitch. The right fielder tends to be a stronger offensive player than defensive, as right-handed batters, which are more common than left-handed ones, tend to pull the ball to left field. The typical motion of a pitcher In baseball, a pitch is the act of throwing a baseball toward home plate to start a play. ... A person who is right-handed is more dextrous with their right hand than with their left hand: they will write with their right hand, and probably also use this hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ... People who are left-handed are more dextrous with their left hand than with their right hand: they will probably also use their left hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ... 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. ...


As well as the requirements above, the right fielder backs up first base on all throws from the catcher and pitcher, and all bunted balls, since the catcher or the first baseman must be available for fielding the ball. The right fielder backs up second base on any ball thrown from the left side of the field, i.e. shortstop, third base, or foul line territory. The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ichiro Suzuki lays down a bunt. ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ...


Right field has developed a reputation in Little League as being a position where less talented players can be "hidden" without damaging a team's defense in any significant way. Unlike the major league level, where hitters have the ability to drive the ball into the outfield in all directions, most little league batters are only able to pull the ball out of the infield with any regularity. Since most batters are right-handed, this means that the left fielder (and to some extent the center fielder) will have far more opportunities to make a play than the right fielder. Little League is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ...


Hall of Fame Right Fielders

Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934) is a retired American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Sam Crawfords 1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... Hazen Shirley Kiki Cuyler (b. ... Elmer Flick baseball card, 1909 Elmer Harrison Flick (January 11, 1876 - January 9, 1971) was an American player in Major League Baseball from 1898 until 1910. ... Harry Edwin Heilmann (August 3, 1894 - July 9, 1951) was a right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Harry Hooper Baseball card issued by American Tobacco Company, 1912. ... Reginald Martinez Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Albert William Kaline (born December 19, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland) was a Major League Baseball player from 1953 to 1974, spending his entire career with the Detroit Tigers, bypassing the minor league system and joining the team directly from high school. ... Willie Keeler on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card (White Borders (T206)). William Henry Keeler (March 3, 1872 - January 1, 1923), nicknamed Wee Willie, was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1892 to 1910, primarily for the Baltimore Orioles and Brooklyn Superbas in the... $10,000 Kelly baseball card, ca. ... Charles Herbert Klein (October 7, 1904 - March 28, 1958) was a Major League Baseball player who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1928-33, 1936-39, 1940-44), Chicago Cubs (1934-36) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1939). ... Tommy McCarthy on an 1887-90 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge (N172)). Thomas Francis Michael McCarthy (July 24, 1863 - August 5, 1922) was a 19th century Major League Baseball player. ... Melvin Thomas (Mel) Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958), nicknamed Master Melvin, was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career in the National League for the New York Giants (1926-1947). ... Edgar Charles Sam Rice (February 20, 1890 - October 13, 1974) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player. ... For the band named Babe Ruth, see Babe Ruth (band). ... Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 26, 1916 - August 12, 2002) was an American baseball player. ... Sam Thompson on an 1887-90 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge (N172)). Samuel Luther Thompson (March 5, 1860 - November 7, 1922) was a 19th century Major League Baseball player. ... Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. ... David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951 in St. ... Ross Youngs Ross Middlebrook Youngs (April 10, 1897 - October 22, 1927) was a Major League Baseball outfielder best known for his superb defense and consistent hitting. ...

Notable current right fielders

Baseball positions
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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