Warning track

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1. An area inside the fence of a baseball or softball diamond surfaced with some material other than turfgrass, so that players running onto it will know without looking that they are approaching the fence.

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The dirt area behind the grass.
Source: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/09/05/SPGN01J7VI1.DTL&hw=2003%2F09%2F05+athletics&sn=832&sc=113