from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseball The part of the field that is across from or opposite the side of home plate at which the batter stands, as right field for a left-handed batter.
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As with everything else, Munson was proud of his durability, proud of his better-than-you’d-expect speed, proud of his ability to do the small things, like hitting to the opposite field to advance the runner.
Connecting with an uppercut swing, the Angels All-Star crushed it, and the ball flew over the wall in right-center field for an opposite field grand slam.
With the count 1–1, he lined another slider foul into the stands along first base—a classic Munson swing, an attempt to drive the ball to the opposite field to increase Rivers’s chances of scoring.