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infield

1. Cricket the area of the field near the pitch
2. Baseball
a. the area of the playing field enclosed by the base lines and extending beyond them towards the outfield
b. the positions of the first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, and sometimes the pitcher, collectively
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Only thirteen major league infields of just four players have amassed at least 400 RBIs in a single season.
Here are the batting statistics of Detroit's 1934 Battalion of Death, holders of the four-man major league infield RBI record, and one of the great infields of all time:
Ward, Detroit Free Press baseball writer, christened the Detroit Tigers infield "the Battalion of Death.
State, believes that "it's all right to have a few of your own wrinkles, but that infield should be pretty standard.
He sometimes got so disgusted with his team's infield performances that he had his players do it WITHOUT a baseball
Tenders are invited for Baseball/Softball Infield Laser Leveling
One thing's certain: any conversation about the best infields that doesn't begin with the Giants will inevitably include them.
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One year does not make for a legacy, but the Rangers' foursome is rapidly drawing comparisons with the legendary infields of the 1970s - the Dodgers (Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Ron Cey) and Cincinnati Reds (Tony Perez, Joe Morgan, Dave Concepcion and Pete Rose.
There has been a lot of talk, positive and negative, about the increased use of the infield shift and the fact that so many batters fail to take advantage of it by hitting (or bunting) the other way.
A recent replay of the Don Larsen World Series no-hitter in 1956 showed the Dodgers shifting on Mickey Mantle, with Jackie Robinson the only infielder on the third-base side of the infield.
Infield pop: Second base and shortstop aren't necessarily considered power positions, but Westlake's Cope and Scott Dragicevich are exceptions to the norm.