from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An athlete who plays a position on the field in a sport, especially an outfielder in baseball.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A player of the fielding side, whose task is to gather the ball after the batsman has hit it, to catch the batsman out, or to prevent him from scoring.
- n. A defensive player in the field.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A ball payer who stands out in the field to catch or stop balls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In base-ball, cricket, etc., one whose duty is to catch or stop balls; specifically, in base-ball, any one of the players in the field, and especially one of the three players who stand behind and at the right and left respectively of second base. See base-ball.
- n. A dog trained to the pursuit of game in the field.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the cricket team that is fielding rather than batting
- n. a member of the baseball team that is in the field instead of at bat
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Bonds, the San Francisco Giants 'left fielder, is 10 home runs shy of Hank Aaron's all-time record of 755 home runs.
I also didn't want to toss it very strong because the fielder is trying to get to the base.
With a seven-year, $119 million deal, the center fielder is the centerpiece of the plan to regain respectability.
Should possession after Series 'final out be in fielder's hands?
And Carlos Beltran hasn't been the quick fix they expected — the All-Star center fielder is hitting .263.
Ramirez, the Red Sox's cleanup batter and left fielder, is unique because he uses quick hands with a combination of power, contact and patience.
The way Boston's center fielder is flailing about, Game 5 is looking as likely as the appointment of Grady Little to throw out its ceremonial first pitch.
"The right fielder is not one of my favorite guys," Pesky said of Gary Sheffield.
The National League shortstop was from Colombia, the catcher and second baseman from Puerto Rico, the left fielder from the Dominican Republic.
The All-Star center fielder is batting .318 (27-for-85) with four homers and 17 RBI in his last 23 games.