infield infield  /ˈɪn ˌfild/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. At post time, a few infield sentimentalists dredged up their last sous to get aboard Rita Hayworth's filly Double Rose.
  2. There's a whole infield of hurdles waiting to be jumped, not the least of which is the enormity of the task at hand.
  3. McCain dodged cars being rolled through the infield as fans being used to dry the track roared in the background.

News

  1. First pitch: Krauss joins Astros for Cubs series; rain delay at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — The Astros’ first contest during a three-game interleague series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field may not start on time. The infield tarp was rolled out at 12:15 p.m. Friday and the clubs canceled batting practice before a 1:10 p.m. game. Astros manager Bo Porter was informed a quick, hard rain is expected. “(The groundskeeper) said when it hits it’s going to be hard; it’s going to be ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. Mariners' 2013 first-round pick makes pro debut

    It hasn't taken long for Mariners infield prospect D.J. Peterson to begin his pro career. The 12th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft made his debut for short-season Class A Everett Wednesday, going 0 for 3 with a walk as the team's DH. Peterson played three seasons for New Mexico, batting .381 with a .463 on-base percentage, .691 slugging percentage and 1.154 OPS in 177 games. As a junior ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CBS Sports

  3. Intrigue in the Minnesota Twins infield

    All four positions in the Twins infield are unsettled because of issues related to prospects, contracts and performance.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "The infield was tough. The ball would do funny things," Phillies second baseman Chase Utley said. "It was in bad shape. It was not playable."
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Chase Utley Source: USA Today

  2. "It's a good infield," new manager Bruce Bochy said. "These guys have played together. They know each other. It's nice getting both Pedro and Ray back."
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Bruce Bochy Source: ESPN

  3. "Consider the source, that's number one," Steinbrenner told the paper, referring to Canseco. "He wouldn't have been able to hit the ball out of the infield without steroids."
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: George Steinbrenner Source: SI.com

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