The warning track is an area of the baseball field used to warn fielders that they are nearing the fence. It also allows vehicles to travel around the track without ruining the surface of the playing field.
Where is the Warning Track?
The warning track is located in the outfield in the area that’s closest to the wall or fence, running parallel along the outfield wall of the ballpark.
What Material is the Warning Track Made From?
The warning track is made from a different material than the rest of the playing field. It tends to be made from either dirt or rubber, but ultimately the material is insignificant – the only requirement is that the warning track is made from a material that differs from the rest of the field.