- the area in the outfield behind the third baseman and shortstop
- the defensive position of the outfielder (left fielder) who plays there
- Informal a position or source regarded as unconventional, irrational, unexpected, etc.: in such phrases as out in left field or out of left field
left fieldleft field
- Baseball a. The third of the outfield that is to the left, looking from home plate.b. The position played by the left fielder.
- Informal A position far from the center or mainstream, as of opinion or reason: opinions that are out in left field.
(plural left fields)
- (baseball) The part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and to the left of a person standing on home plate and facing the pitcher
- (baseball) The defensive position in the outfield to the left.
- (idiomatic) An unexpected, bizarre, or unwatched source (especially in the phrases out of left field and from left field).
- Some of her comments really came from left field. I have no idea what she was thinking.
- (idiomatic) An unusual or unexpected position, or a viewpoint held by very few others in contrast to the majority viewpoint (especially in the phrases out in left field and way out in left field)