One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Military. A site occupied by troops on a battlefield.
2The role of a player within a team, especially as a fielder in baseball or cricket; the area of the field of play occupied by a player.
3Originally US. The positioning and distribution of a team's players on the field of play; specifically positioning which is advantageous or favourable at a particular point in the game.
Late 18th century. From field + position.
field position/ˈfiːld pəˌzɪʃn/
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