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  Left fielder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field.
Left field is the area of the outfield to the left of a person standing at home plate and facing towards the pitcher's mound.
The left fielder still requires good fielding and catching skills, and tends to receive more balls than the right fielder due to the fact that right-handed hitters, who are much more common, tend to "pull" the ball into left field.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Left_fielder   (394 words)

 Right fielder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Of all outfield positions, the right fielder should have the strongest arm, because they are the farthest from third base.
The right fielder tends to be a stronger offensive player than defensive, as right-handed batters tend to pull the ball to left field.
As well as the requirements above, the right fielder backs up first base on all throws from the catcher and pitcher, and all bunted balls, since the catcher or the first baseman must be available for fielding the ball.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Right_fielder   (420 words)

 Running around and fielding the ball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The right fielder should be an experienced outfielder due to the nature of the balls hit to his position, mainly the line drives hit by righthanded hitters that will have a tendency to slice toward the right field line.
Another example would be the case where the center fielder has great speed, which would allow the left fielder and right fielder to shade a little closer to their respective foul line.
His arm strength, ability to go left and right, ability to come in on the ball, ability to go back on the ball, are all taken into consideration by the outfielder in deciding where to position the hitter at the plate.
users.sdccu.net /hoggy/fielder.html   (1381 words)

 Left fielder: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter....
Left fielders must also familiarize themselves with the varying configurations of different ballparks' foul territory, EHandler: no quick summary.
Marty cordova, born martin kevin cordova [cor-do-vah] (july 10, 1969 in las vegas, nevada), is a former left fielder in major league baseball...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/le/left_fielder.htm   (1444 words)

 Outfield - Communication
When the ball is in the air the center fielder has authority over every other fielder on the field with the left and right fielders next.
If you're the left fielder and you're running towards the ball in the left field gap, you want to make sure you make a call for the ball as soon as you're comfortable that you can make an easy catch.
If on the other hand he gets a confirmation back from the center fielder, "You got it" or "Yours", then he can be confident that he is going to field the ball without risk of colliding with the center fielder.
members.cox.net /tucsonnichols/outfield__communication.htm   (343 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Left Infielder - the left fielder should preferably by a right-handed thrower so that he can better cover and release the ball that is hit down the left field line.
Center fielder - The center fielder should be the quickest outfielder due to the fact he will have more area of the outfield to cover than either the left fielder or right fielder.
Right fielder - The right fielder should preferably be a left-handed thrower so that he can better cover and release the ball that is hit down the right field line.
users.sdccu.net /hoggy/outfield.html   (1388 words)

 SPORTS - Comcast.net
Utley safe on fielder's choice and Giles' error, Abreu to third, Burrell to second.
Bell singled to left, Abreu scored, Burrell to third, Utley to second.
Martinez homered to left on a 1-1 count, Utley scored, Bell scored, Lieberthal scored.
www.comcast.net /sports/mlb/scoreboard/playbyplay.jsp?fn=20050914/14344   (463 words)

 Left Field Gold Gloves | BaseballLibrary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
With the exception of a privileged few, like Barry Bonds, left fielders are always thought of as these massive clods who can't play any other position.
Several AL left fielders were better, but Winfield had the reputation that he brought with him from right field.
Multiply that by 140 to 160 games that a regular left fielder will play each year compared to the 35 starts a pitcher gets and we find that a left fielder will handle the ball about 250-275 more times per year than a pitcher.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/submit/White_Paul16.stm   (1700 words)

 Tips On Running A Baseball Tryout by Coach Joseph Pero
I would take a guy who is a below average hitter and an above average fielder rather than a good hitter and a poor fielder (you just run out of places to hide them on defense, especially if you have more than one of this type of player).
If he can't cover the whole left side of the infield, than he should be a 2nd baseman.
Left Fielder- Should be able to charge in very well because he needs to play deeper than most of your outfielders due to so many right-handed pull hitters.
www.baseballtips.com /tryout.html   (812 words)

 ESPN.com - MLB - Recap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
J Phillips singled to left, N Nakamura scored, J Phillips to second on error by left fielder P Feliz.
M Bradley singled to deep left, C Izturis and J Drew scored, J Kent to second, J Kent scored on error by left fielder J Ellison.
Bradley's two-run single off Benitez tied the game, left fielder Jason Ellison's error on the play allowed the winning run to score, and the Dodgers beat the Giants 9-8 Tuesday in their home opener.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/recap?gameId=250412119   (1135 words)

 The Seattle Times: Sports: How the runs scored
Blake homered to left on a 2-1 count.
Leone homered to left on a 0-1 count, Jacobsen scored, Cabrera scored.
V.Martinez homered to left on a 1-2 count, Vizquel scored, Lawton scored.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/sports/2001982042_mlog17.html   (286 words)

 MLB Injury Report from Journal-News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Left fielder David Newhan (4/18, fractured right fibula) is on the 60-day disabled list.
Left fielder Shannon Stewart (5/20, partial tear in left heel) is on the 15-day disabled list.
Left fielder Bubba Crosby (5/19, strained right hamstring) is on the 15-day disabled list.
journal-news.com /sports/content/shared/sports/mlb/injuryreport.html   (2639 words)

 My Way - MLB Game Log
B.Molina homered to left on a 0-0 count, O.Cabrera scored.
H.Matsui homered to left on a 2-1 count.
J.Rivera safe on fielder's choice and fielding error by second baseman R.Cano, G.Anderson to second, J.Rivera to first.
sports.myway.com /mlb/game_logs/251007110.html   (419 words)

 How they scored (Game 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Bagwell singled to left, Ru.Johnson scored, Bell to third.
Lopez grounded into fielder's choice, shortstop Gutierrez to second baseman Biggio, L.Harris out.
Olerud hit a sacrifice fly to right fielder Bell, Alfonzo scored, Piazza to third.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/sports/bb/98/09/16/scoring2.html   (285 words)

 Excite - MLB Game Log
Vidro was out advancing, left fielder C.Jones to catcher Blanco, Vidro out.
Barrett grounded into fielder's choice, catcher Lopez unassisted, Wilkerson out, Cabrera to third, Tatis to second.
Liefer singled to left, Cabrera scored, Tatis scored, Barrett to second.
sports.excite.com /mlb/game_logs/230331115.html   (386 words)

 Pirates go down swinging in 12-8 loss to Astros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Berkman hit a sacrifice fly to left fielder Bay, Taveras scored, Biggio to third.
Lane homered to left on a 0-1 count.
Eldred homered to left on a 0-1 count.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05264/575779.stm   (445 words)

 Sons of Sam Horn -> Manny Ramirez: Average Left Fielder?
From: San Diego, CA David Pinto recently posted his Probabilistic Model of Range figures for 2005 Left Fielders, and lo and behold, Manny is not only not rated as far and away the worst left fielder, but he's not even at the bottom of the list.
This isn't to say Manny isn't a poor left fielder, which he sure looks like, but I've been curious as to what he would look like if you teased out the 81 Fenway games.
I don't know if Fenway increases or decreases the number of plays a left fielder has to make coming in on the ball but those are the ones at which he seems least adept.
sonsofsamhorn.net /index.php?showtopic=3352&st=0   (2555 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Best left fielder ever? Let's argue
And his career totals would be much higher had he not lost nearly five seasons to military service — he served in both WWII and in Korea (when he was 34).
In his prime, he was the most disruptive force in baseball outside of Morganna, capable of affecting a pitcher's approach every inning he batted.
And he was a good fielder (he won one Gold Glove).
espn.go.com /mlb/columns/caple_jim/1259487.html   (786 words)

 SPORTS - Comcast.net
Lugo homered to left on a 0-1 count.
Gathright singled to left, Gomes scored, Lee to third, Gonzalez to second.
Gomes homered to left on a 3-1 count.
www.comcast.net /sports/mlb/scoreboard/playbyplay.jsp?fn=20050813/13989   (390 words)

 eBay - left fielder, Baseball Softball, Sporting Goods items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Left Hand Wilson Barry Bonds Advisry Staf Fielder Glove
LEFT HANDED EASTON Fielder's Mitt - Ages 7-10
Billy Williams, HOF Chicago Cubs Left Fielder Plaque
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=left+fielder&newu=1&krd=1   (277 words)

 ESPN.com - Major League Baseball - Padres gain new left fielder in Kotsay
PEORIA, Ariz. – Pitcher Matt Clement and left fielder Eric Owens were traded from the San Diego Padres to the Florida Marlins on Wednesday night for right fielder Mark Kotsay.
Kotsay will start in left field, which was vacated by Owens, but will shift back to right field whenever Tony Gwynn needs rest.
It gives the Pads a quality right fielder who can be an insurance policy behind Gwynn.
espn.go.com /mlb/news/2001/0328/1163905.html   (370 words)

 4SD::Outta Left Field
We want to involve as many fans as we can with the show so people at home are feeling as if they're right there with us having a great time in the Western Metal building.”
Also this season, Outta Left Field will add a new element to the show – Chrissy Russo, who doubles as morning weathercaster on Fox 6 In The Morning, will take you around the ballpark and give you a feel of what it's like to take in a game at PETCO.
We’ll also have guests from time to time, ranging from sports figures and local celebrities to newsmakers and surprise guests in San Diego for the night.
www.4sd.com /leftfield.php   (340 words)

 Left fielder now left out | ajc.com
Last year as a rookie, Johnson was Atlanta's starting left fielder for much of the summer.
He is a disruption as a reluctant left fielder, but Washington's Alfonso Soriano can certainly hit.
He belted a three-run homer off Braves starter Tim Hudson in the fifth inning Friday night, giving the Nationals a two-run lead on the way to a 4-2 victory.
www.ajc.com /news/content/sports/braves/stories/0325bravesnotes.html   (668 words)

 Come Back Fall Short As UCSB is Defeated by Cal Poly, 15-6 :: Junior left fielder C.J. Cook hammered his first home run ...
Come Back Fall Short As UCSB is Defeated by Cal Poly, 15-6 :: Junior left fielder C.J. Cook hammered his first home run of the season in the Gauchos' 15-6 loss.
Junior left fielder C.J. Cook blasted his first homer of the season as the Gauchos lost to the Mustangs 15-6.
Junior left fielder C.J. Cook hammered his first home run of the season in the Gauchos' 15-6 loss.
ucsbgauchos.cstv.com /sports/m-basebl/recaps/042305aac.html   (381 words)

 Meet our New Left Fielder.... ERIC HINSKE!
Eric Hinske will see time in left field this spring, GM J.P. Ricciardi said yesterday.
He could start in left field against some righties, with Frank Catalanotto moving to right and Alex Rios getting benched.
The throws from RF are much farther's away than in LF, you need a much stronger throwing arm, have to cover more ground, better athlete's play RF than LF.
www.bluejayway.ca /forum/index.php?topic=9799.0   (1070 words)

 SI.com - Major League Baseball - Play-by-Play - Cleveland  Indians vs. Seattle  Mariners
Blake singled to left, Cora scored, Hafner to second.
Cora grounded into fielder's choice, pitcher Meche to catcher Olivo to third baseman Beltre, Sizemore out, Crisp to second.
Bloomquist grounded into fielder's choice, third baseman Hernandez to second baseman Belliard, Ibanez out.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/playbyplay/2005/04/22/10739_playbyplay.html   (394 words)

 SI.com - Major League Baseball - Play-by-Play - New York  Yankees vs. Texas  Rangers
Blalock was out advancing, center fielder Williams to second baseman Cano to catcher Posada, Blalock out.
Sheffield homered to left on a 1-2 count.
Barajas homered to left on the first pitch.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/playbyplay/2005/07/18/11069_playbyplay.html   (481 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > San Diego Padres -- Towers declares Roberts his leadoff man, left fielder
"Roberts is going to be our leadoff hitter and our left fielder," Towers said after returning from the winter meetings in Dallas.
The Padres discussed Roberts in trade talks with the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Washington Nationals.
But Towers said that Roberts, who has made 48 career starts in left field, will replace Ryan Klesko, who is moving to first base.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/padres/20051209-9999-1s9padres.html   (662 words)

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