from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In base-ball, a base-man, short-stop, or pitcher when he is fielding the ball.


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  • Anyway, Anderson Cooper, carrying on in the great tradition of a former utility in-fielder, now a main man.

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  • They may be hearing lots of offers for in-fielder Luis Castillo.

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  • A good right fielder should also throw out many men at first base during a season, and this means that he must possess all the qualifications of an in-fielder.

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  • He should "call" for the ball the moment he has decided to take it, and as between an out-fielder and an in-fielder the former will take any hit he can reach.

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  • He is running in for the ball and has it before him all the time, while the in-fielder, running out, is apt to get twisted up and in bad shape to make the catch.

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  • On all long hits out of the fielder's reach he should go after the ball with all possible speed and return it to the in-fielder, who has gone out to help him back with the ball.

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