The infield in baseball refers to a part of the field, where most of the action takes place. The infield in baseball is the area in which the pitcher makes their pitch and where the base runners attempt to score a run or home run.

The infield also refers to the players who work inside of its confines, and these include the pitcher and catcher – also referred to as the battery, the first baseman, second baseman, third baseman and shortstop. You can read more about the positions in baseball and their roles here.

The infield encompasses the diamond shape that the four bases create, along with the catcher, pitcher’s mound, and the batter’s boxes. The infield also encompasses a small area at the back of the field, where it then becomes the outfield and foul territory.