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  Outfielder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter.
Outfielders are primarily engaged in attempting to catch long fly balls.
Most of the biggest power hitters in baseball played in the outfield, where they do not have as constant involvement in fielding plays as other positions, especially before the institution of the designated hitter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Outfielder   (135 words)

 The Complete OUTFIELDER
Your outfielders have a lot of ground to cover, and as a coach, you need to know what qualities each of your three outfielders should have.
The outfielder should charge the ball, slowing down as he nears it so that he can field the ball out in front off his front toe with the glove hand.
An outfielder should turn to his strong side on this ball, whether it is to his right or left.
www.angelfire.com /sports/brookside/completeoutfielder.htm   (1119 words)

 CNNSI.com - Baseball - Offseason trades - Wednesday January 30, 2002 12:19 AM
Jan. 15 -- Acquired outfielder Gary Sheffield from the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder Brian Jordan, pitcher Odalis Perez and minor league pitcher Andy Brown.
Jan. 15 -- Acquired outfielder Brian Jordan, pitcher Odalis Perez and minor league pitcher Andy Brown from the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Gary Sheffield.
Jan. 21 -- Acquired outfielders Jeromy Burnitz, Mark Sweeney and Ross Gload, infielder Lou Collier and pitchers Jeff D'Amico and Craig House from the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a three-team trade also involving the Colorado Rockies; signed outfielder Tony Tarasco to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/news/2002/01/20/offseason_trades   (1968 words)

 Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Baseball Bat Cracks and Clunks Tell Outfielder Where to Go
To visually determine how far the ball will fly, the outfielder must wait about two seconds after the ball is hit before the angle at which the ball rises—an indicator of the distance it will travel—becomes apparent, Adair says.
The clunk is a combination of the crack and the duller 170-Hertz-sound created by a vibration in the bat that occurs when bat and ball make contact far away from the bat's so-called sweet spot.
In that time span, he notes, the outfielder can run more than 50 feet—easily the difference between catching the ball and watching it hit the grass.
sciam.com /article.cfm?articleID=000E01B3-F33E-1C5E-B882809EC588ED9F   (387 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Atlanta Braves
Outfielder Dale Murphy, the most popular player ever to wear an Atlanta Braves uniform,
These established veterans joined a Braves team that had several young players on the verge of stardom.
They included outfielders Ron Gant and David Justice, and a trio of pitchers known as the "Young Guns," Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Steve Avery.
www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1964&pid=s-71   (1834 words)

 Outfielder - SmartyBrain Encyclopedia and Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
For example, Babe Ruth was moved from pitcher to the outfield (playing left field most of the time except when the Yankees put him in right field in home games in Yankee Stadium).
Twins' Torii Hunter: baseball's most exciting outfielder: with four Gold Glove Awards and a series of outstanding highlight reels to his credit, Minnesota...
Patience is a virtue for Milwaukee's Brady Clark: after struggling to find his niche as a major leaguer, 32-year-old outfielder became an everyday player in 2004.
smartybrain.com /index.php/Outfielder   (236 words)

 How To Play Better Softball > Skills > Effective Outfielder Mechanics
Outfielder always hurry to the ball while keeping the ball in front of themselves.
This gives the Outfielder time to make last minute adjustments needed to make the catch in the area of the throwing shoulder (a tip in "Effective Outfielder Mechanics").
With "EFFECTIVE OUTFIELDER MECHANICS," Softball Parents, New Little League Coaches and Self-Coached Players receive detailed outfielder mechanics relating to working as a team in the outfield, positioning, drifting to the ball, fielding the ball, catching fly balls, throwing the ball, getting the ball to the cutoff man and handling balls in the gap.
www.howtoplay.com /softball/play/outfielder.html   (843 words)

 Callahan Creek Outfielder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
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www.callahancreek.com /bang   (404 words)

 Fourth Outfielder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
For me, in regards to the Fourth Outfielder, that time is now.
For the time being, the Fourth Outfielder will be taken down.
Jose Valentin - Not Beltre was sent to the disabled list with a shredded knee (think garbage disposal) on May 4 and is expected back in late summer.
www.all-baseball.com /fourthof   (3102 words)

 Outfielder Jorge Piedra Suspended 10 Days for Breaking Drug Rules
NEW YORK—Colorado Rockies outfielder Jorge Piedra was suspended 10 days Monday for violating baseball’s new policy on performance-enhancing drugs, becoming the second player to be publicly identified under the major leagues’ tougher rules.
Tampa Bay outfielder Alex Sanchez was suspended for 10 days last Monday.
He said he tested positive from a supplement he bought over the counter before Jan. 15, when it was made a controlled substance.
sacunion.com /pages/sports/articles/3894   (326 words)

 EMS Outfielder, field data collection & electronic PCR software
With EMS Outfielder you won't be forced to buy expensive touchscreen tablets or laptops to run the system.
EMS Outfielder comes with a Contact Manager that allows you to manage name, address, and e-mail information.
EMS Outfielder can be purchased as software only, or with your choice of laptop computers from a variety of makes and models.
www.inspironix.com /emsoutfielder.htm   (967 words)

 Pirates acquire outfielder from Rockies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pirates today acquired outfielder Michael Restovich from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later and cash.
The Pirates had been in need of a right-handed hitting outfielder since Craig Wilson was injured Friday in Phoenix.
That almost certainly will be the return of outfielder Ray Sadler to Class AA Altoona.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05131/502801.stm   (373 words)

 reviewjournal.com -- Sports: Ex-Rebels outfielder Nielsen agrees to deal with ...
Nielsen, a redshirt junior outfielder, said Sunday he's walking away from school and has agreed to a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays that includes a $50,000 signing bonus.
Jordan Parraz, a freshman outfielder from the Community College of Southern Nevada, is also moving on with his career.
The former Green Valley star was a third-round pick by the Houston Astros and said he signed for more than $300,000.
www.reviewjournal.com /lvrj_home/2004/Jun-14-Mon-2004/sports/24097544.html   (378 words)

 Baseball Digest: Transactions: Major League deals, trades, free agent signings
Acquired outfielder Dmitri Young from the Reds for outfielder Juan Encarnacion and pitcher Luis Pineda.
Acquired outfielder Michael Tucker from the Cubs for a player to be named later.
Acquired outfielder Gary Sheffield from the Dodgers for outfielder Brian Jordan and pitchers Odalis Perez and Andy Brown.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCI/is_4_61/ai_83790838   (1404 words)

 All-Star outfielder for White Sox
He was selected to play in the 1973 All-Star game during a season in which he hit.280 in a career-high 144 games with the White Sox.
Kelly, born in Philadelphia as Harold Patrick Kelly on July 30, 1944, was a minister for Lifeline Ministries in Maryland after his retirement.
The fleet-footed outfielder was 23 when he played his first game with the Minnesota Twins on Sept. 6, 1967.
www.suntimes.com /output/obituaries/cst-nws-xkelly04.html   (218 words)

 Pirates inquire about outfielder Huff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Pirates have contacted Tampa Bay management to inquire about outfielder Aubrey Huff, but the Devil Rays apparently are reluctant to trade him.
Tampa Bay general manager Chuck LaMar is thought to have only two untouchables on his roster -- outfielders Rocco Baldelli and Carl Crawford -- but he has stated repeatedly that he will not part with Huff unless he is overwhelmed by an offer.
Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield is aggressively seeking an outfielder or first baseman with a power bat and has more than $4 million left in his budget for the coming season.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05034/452132.stm   (280 words)

 A'S NOTEBOOK / Spring of uncertainty for outfielder Byrnes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
He hit.283 with 20 homers last year, he's coveted by several teams, he's making $2.2 million, but he's still not officially a starting outfielder.
Outfielder Charles Thomas has played well, going 5-for-17 (he tripled in the A's 5-1 win over the Giants), and Bobby Kielty has yet to play because of a calf strain.
Kielty said he's close, and he believes he needs only about 20 at-bats to be ready.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/03/10/SPGD4BN6HN1.DTL   (551 words)

 Miami Softball Signs Four In Early Signing Period :: Two pitchers, a catcher and an outfielder commit to joining ...
OXFORD, Ohio - With the impending graduation of players at two of the most critical positions on the diamond, Miami head softball coach Angie Jacobs was looking to re-tool at those spots, and she did just that, receiving early commitments from a pair of pitchers and a catcher, as well as an outfielder.
A righty hurler as well as an outfielder and first baseman on duPont Manual's state championship team her junior year, Freudenberger has made all-district the last four years and all-region, all-state and all-state tournament the last two.
Arnone, an outfielder with catching experience, was a key cog in Miami Mini Canes Gold's drive to the 2001 National Softball Association (NSA) National Championship and a three-time all-county honorable mention honoree as a member of Chaminade Madonna College Prep.
muredhawks.ocsn.com /sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/121201aaa.html   (556 words)

 Danny Dressman Takes His Turn With Report From Clark Griffith League :: Rising sophomore outfielder enjoying unique ...
Danny Dressman - with his lefthanded bat and speedy legs - always has been quick out of the box and his approach to the 2004 Summer Baseball Diaries is no different.
The rising sophomore outfielder jumped the gun by sending in his diary entry a few days early, providing perfect timing as Matt Edwards still is putting the final touches on his report from Alaska (look for his diary from the "land of the midnight sun" later this week).
Dressman's entry is the fourth of the '04 summer and comes from Warrenton, Va., where he plays for the Faquier Gators of the Clark Griffith League.
und.collegesports.com /sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/072604aaa.html   (968 words)

  (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Washington, D.C. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) paid tribute in the Senate to Hawaii's own Benny Agbayani, New York Mets outfielder, for his successful season in Major League Baseball and outstanding play in the National League Championship Series.
The series captivated television audiences as the Mets and Braves went head to head in extra innings in their last two games: Sunday's game was the longest in playoff history—lasting more than five hours, and last night's game was not decided until the bottom of the 11th —just past midnight.
After playing in Triple A since 1993, the Hawaii outfielder was called up by the Mets in early May to replace the injured Bobby Bonilla.
akaka.senate.gov /~akaka/releases/99/10/1999A20838.html   (244 words)

 Bucs still searching for outfielder - PittsburghLIVE.com
General manager Dave Littlefield still hopes to have another addition to the spring roster in the form of a veteran outfielder.
He also confirmed the Pirates have talked with representatives for free agents Ron Gant and Reggie Sanders and that a trade for an outfielder remains a possibility.
If a corner outfielder such as Raul Mondesi of the New York Yankees is obtained, Brian Giles would move from left field to center.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/sports/s_118335.html   (682 words)

 Gomez might stick as backup outfielder
Given the intense speculation that outfielder Bobby Higginson is going to be released any day, that would seem to leave Gomez, Nook Logan and Marcus Thames to fight it out for the backup outfielder spot.
The key to how many extra outfielders the Tigers can carry comes down to the size of the pitching staff.
At one time he was considered one of Kansas City's top prospects, but other outfielders passed him by in the estimation of the Royals, so he became expendable.
www.freep.com /sports/tigers/tigers31e_20050331.htm   (659 words)

 Success didn't come easy to A's outfielder Payton
He said that's one reason few understood what was on his mind when he had his troubles in Boston.
Traded from San Diego to the Red Sox last winter, he was stuck behind outfielders Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon and Trot Nixon.
While he never argued he should play ahead of any of those three, he was not happy to be on the bench essentially full-time.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2005/08/19/SPGL5EA9D71.DTL   (883 words)

 Roberts, CF | The San Diego Union-Tribune
An example of that came only days after the Padres sent outfielder Jay Payton, utility infielder Ramon Vazquez and minor league pitching prospect David Pauley (plus cash) to the Red Sox for Roberts.
A starter for the Dodgers, Roberts became the fourth outfielder and primary pinch runner for the Red Sox.
It was a visit by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and swift outfielders Carl Crawford and Rocco Baldelli late last spring that pounded home to the Padres just how large a premium speed could be in their spacious new downtown home.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050129/news_1s29padres.html   (1483 words)

 Favorite Outfielder of the 80s [Archive] - 80sxchange.com
4-03-03, 07:56 AM Because of the maximum 11 options for a poll, I couldn't inculde all the outfielders that had 3 or more all-star appearances like the other positions.
So just for information sake here are the other outfielders that made at least 3 sll-star appearances:
Conseco and strawberry were great players, (especially offensively) but much of heir numbers are from the 90's and Canseco became so bad with a glove by the early 90's he was dh ing
www.80sxchange.com /forums/archive/index.php/t-19435.html   (507 words)

 Jurich Selected Preseason All-America :: NCBWA tabs senior outfielder for second consecutive season.
Senior outfielder Mark Jurich was named third-team All-American by the NCBWA Tuesday.
DENVER, CO - University of Louisville senior outfielder Mark Jurich has been selected to the 2004 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-American Third Team it was announced on Tuesday.
Jurich, was the first Louisville baseball player in 10 years to earn All-American postseason honors, and just the third overall, when he was tabbed by the NCBWA after the 2002 slate.
uoflsports.ocsn.com /sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/111103aaa.html   (320 words)

 NY Sports Day - Yanks to add outfielder
The irony of all this is these are the type of clowns the METS would sign....
Steinbrenner will probably go with a "speed team" in 2006 after they fail to win the WS this year....
Last time Steiny tried to put a speed team out there, Omar Moreno was the CF.
www.mofosports.net /themofo/printthread.php?t=18448   (154 words)

 Pirates draft Fla. high school outfielder on first round (phillyBurbs.com) | Pennsylvania News
He's watched some of their recent games on television and already is referring to them as "we."
Creech expects McCutchen to develop into a high-average, occasional-power hitter like Grissom, the longtime major league outfielder whose size is nearly identical to McCutchen's.
Baseball America, which heavily covers amateur baseball, rates McCutchen as the second best pure hitter and the fifth best player in the 50-round draft.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/103-06072005-499574.html   (521 words)

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