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Opposite field is a baseball term that refers to the area of the outfield that faces the hitter, which would be right field for a right-hander and left field for a left-hander. A hitter is said to hit to "all fields" if he or she hits the ball consistently to left, right, and center fields.
Opposite field home run hitters are less common than pull hitters, who hit the ball to the same side as their body, because to do so requires more strength as contact with the ball is made earlier in the swing and the bat is not at full speed. Contemporary prominent opposite field home run hitters include David Wright, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Jim Thome, Raúl Ibáñez, Adrian Gonzalez, Joey Votto, Ryan Howard, and Bryce Harper.