Out of left field is american slang meaning unexpectedly odd or strangethe phrase came from baseball terminology referring to a play in which the ball is thrown from the area covered by the left fielder to either home plate or first base surprising the runner according to mlbcom there is another meaning the term way out in left field is taken to mean crazy. Out of left field uncommon unpopular or otherwise strange well that suggestion is certainly out of left field how did you come up with that one sure my aunt is really wacky and often out of left field but i love her to pieces see also field left of out out of left field suddenly from an unexpected source or direction see also out in left . Out of left field the gordon family saga ellen klages on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a story about the fight for equal rights in americas favorite arena the baseball field every boy in the neighborhood knows katy gordon is their best pitcher. Strange and unexpected lucky unlucky most baseball batters are right handed therefore swing the bat from right to left and hit a ball out into left field the batter immediately drops the bat and runs to the right to get to first base it is quite difficult for a good left field ball to hit the ground in far left field get picked up and thrown accurately across the entire field to the . Out of left field how the mariners made baseball fly in seattle art thiel on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers how the mariners went from the bottom to the top of mlb how seattle became a city with a passion for the game from their litigious birth in 1977
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