Infield Baseball

baseball infield

The infield is the part of a baseball field where most of the action happens. It is made of grass and dirt and contains the bases and pitcher's mound. Keep reading to learn how the infield works in baseball.

What Is the Infield in Baseball?

The infield in baseball is the area of the baseball field consisting of the dirt area that contains home plate, the three bases (first base, second base, and third base), the grass within this dirt area, and the pitcher's mound. Defensive players whose positions are located within the infield are the pitcher, catcher, first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, and shortstop.

Parts of the Baseball Infield

The parts of the infield in baseball are:

Baseball Infield Players

Players who play in the infield in baseball include the:

While the pitcher and catcher play in the area that is called the infield, collectively, they are referred to as the “battery,” while the term “infielder,” is used to describe the three basemen and the shortstop. On the offensive side, both batters and base runners also remain in the infield, as they must remain on the bases in order to score runs.


What positions are in the infield?

The positions in the infield are first base, second base, third base, and shortstop. These players work together with the outfield and the battery (pitcher and catcher) to get outs and prevent runs.