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Baseball Field Dimensions

 

Baseball is a game played by two teams by bat and ball, where one team takes batting and other takes fielding. Its a very famous sport throughout the world. The USA, Cuba, Canada and Dominican Republic etc are the major centers of this sport. As we mentioned baseball is very famous all around the globe so the fans of the game are very curious to know each and every aspect of the game.

Lets’ understand the Dimensions and terminologies related to baseball field:

  • Baseball Diamond
  • Home Plate
  • Bases
  • Batter’s Box
  • Umpire’s Box
  • Pitcher’s Mound

Now, defining the above terms

Baseball Diamond

Also called as Ball field, Sandlot or Baseball Diamond, is the field upon which the game is played. The term Diamond is use because of the shape of the infield of baseball field. Its size may vary, but infield must be of 90 foot square.

Home Plate

It is a rubber slab having five sides at the corner of a baseball diamond, it is a standing place for a batter while batting and which must be touched by a runner for scoring. Home plate should be at center of 26-foot diameter. The Home plate is measured as 17 by 17 inch(43 cm). 

Bases

The bases must be of  fifteen inch squares and with thirteen feet surrounding arcs.  The distance between each base should be 90 feet.

Batters’ Box

It is the Batters’ standing area while receiving the pitch from pitcher. It is drawn by chalk around the Home Plate. Its dimensions are 4-feet wide and 6-feet long, it must be 6 inches from the near edge of the home plate.

Umpire’s Box

It is the most important position to monitor the game, as umpire is 12 inches behind the catcher so as to get proper space to monitor the players and take decision in the game.

Pitchers’ Mound

It is in the middle area of the square, having equal distance from first and third base, and few feet nearer to home plate in comparison to second base, its a small hill called as pitcher’s mound, where pitcher stands during throwing the pitch.Its dimensions are 6 inches and 2 feet, the front of which is 60 feet 6 inches from the home plate.

 

So this is the dimension of the baseball field, but different levels have different dimensions lets take a look:

Pinto Field Dimensions

  • Infield arc radius — 50 feet
  • Home plate to backstop — 20 feet
  • Foul lines — 125 feet to fence
  • Center field fence — 175 feet
  • Baseline — 60 feet
  • Distance of Home plate to second base —70 feet 8 1/2 inches
  • Distance of Home plate to front of pitching rubber —38 feet

Little League Baseball Field Dimensions

  • Infield arc radius — 50 feet
  • Home plate to backstop — 25 feet
  • Foul lines — 200 feet to outfield fence
  • Center field fence — 275 feet
  • Baseline — 60 feet
  • Distance of Home plate to second base — 84 feet 10 ¼ inches
  • Distance of Home plate to front of pitching rubber — 46 feet

High School, College Baseball Field Dimensions

  • Infield arc radius — 95 feet
  • Home plate to backstop — 60 feet
  • Foul lines — 325 feet to outfield fence
  • Center field fence— 400-plus feet
  • Baseline — 90 feet
  • Distance of Home plate to second base — 127 feet 3 3/8 inches
  • Distance of Home plate to front of pitching rubber — 60 feet 6 inches

 These are the some of the snippets on the dimension of the Baseball field.

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