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center field

1. In baseball, the area of the field beyond second base and in the middle of the outfield. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. He hit the ball into center field—and right into the glove of the outfielder.
2. In baseball, the position of a player who occupies and defends the center of the field. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. My goal is to be fast enough to play center field next year.
3. A position between extremes or in line with what is generally accepted or understood. Often used with "left of" or "right of" (usually referring to political ideology) to indicate a more biased position. The president has been accused by both political parties of wanting to stay in center field on the issue of tax reform. Once I heard John's liberal ideas, I knew his beliefs were left of center field.
See also: center, field
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This is not to say that Center Field Shot is only a technical history.
NEW YORK-Vendors have been expanding their roster of bordered area rugs with solid or very simple center fields, noting an increasing trend among consumers to purchase the style for their dining rooms.
The runner-up touched an in-running low of 1.05, with more than pounds 20,000 matched at 1.2, and although it is of little comfort to those 1.2 backers, I reckon Center Field has a bright future, especially on decent ground.
The experience may have exercised some lingering visions of roaming center field at Yankee Stadium, but it pragmatically solidified his real-life position, too.
History recalls Willie Mays ruling center field at New York's Polo Grounds and San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
Turning his attention to center field at Yankee Stadium, where he mused every New Yorker dreamed of playing, he reeled off a series of facts supporting the development of the Stadium on Manhattan's West Side.
A recommendation of this project is that the placement procedure developed be used for all Center field work activities.
Presently, 90 airports across the UnitedStates are fitted with a Low-Level Wind Shear Alert System (LLWAS)--an array of 5 anemometers, or wind detectors, at the boundary of the airport surrounding an anemometer at the center field position.
Smart then scampered home on a sacrifice fly by Andy Cosgrove after another Otters pitching change for a 4-2 lead, and Taylor Sparks capped the inning by crushing a two-run home run to center field and putting Southern Illinois in front 6-2.
In Game 6, His grand slam to left center field in the third inning gave the Cubs a 7-0 triumph that tied the series as the Chicago fateful in Wrigley Field celebrated.
He has appeared in 58 games in left field and 36 games in center field for the Athletics.
Although there is no limit to the distance of the outfield walls, there is a little-known rule in the book which stipulates (Rule 1.04 note (a): "Any playing field constructed by a professional club after June 1, 1958, shall provide a minimum distance of 325 feet from home base to the nearest fence, stand, or other obstruction on the right and left field foul lines, and a minimum distance of 400 feet to the center field fence."
However, the condition of the center field became an issue to the Dodgers.
Washington Park's dimensions were, for its time, generous: Left field was 350 feet from home plate and center field was 460, although the right-field distance was 335.
Giordano noted the open center field of the area rugs creates an ideal setting for a dining room table.
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