###### Asked in Baseball

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# If a baseball diamond is a square 90 feet on each side how long is a throw from home plate to second base?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### October 01, 2009 3:40AM

127.279 ft

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### Is a baseball diamond really a diamond?

The baseball term diamond is in reference to the object you
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base to second base, second base to third base, and third base to
home plate. Each of these lines would be the same length (90 feet),
therefore, the object would look like a square if you were sitting
down the left field or right field lines. But if you were sitting
in center field or behind home plate, the object would look like a
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Bases are different distances apart at different levels of play
in baseball. Here is how you can find the distance across the
diamond (home to second, or first to third) on any field:
What is the distance between bases?
Square that answer (multiply it by itself).
Double that answer.
Find the square root of that answer.
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### What is the shape of a baseball field?

Square.....
Answer
Geometrically speaking ... it is a square some call it a diamond
for purposes explained below.
A square is a figure with four equal sides and four 90 degree
corners. A diamond is a square who's long corner-to-corner axis is
arranged perpendicular to the frame of reference (in this case,
home plate).
The baseball diamond is a square 90 feet on each side, and a 90
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### Why is a baseball field called a diamond when it is really a square?

rotate a square 45 degrees and what do you get? that's right, a
diamond, and from the vantage point of the plate, you're looking at
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that the term baseball diamond was chosen over baseball square.
Actualy this is not true, in baseball the field is called a
diamond in error. It is in fact a square, the term diamond is
falsely used to mean a rhombus - In geometry, a rhombus or
rhomb is a quadrilateral whose four sides all have the same
length. The rhombus is often called a diamond, after the diamonds
suit in playing cards, or a lozenge, though the latter sometimes
refers specifically to a rhombus with a 45° angle.
It is said that all squares are rhombuses but not all rhombuses
are squares. so the term is false. Most people call it a baseball
diamond when it is not, but colocaly that is what it is called so
you just cant fix stupid.

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The diamond itself is a square , 90 feet by 90 feet. so has 8100
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Besides the diamond, there is the outfield and more room in foul
territory, behind home plate and each side of the foul lines. These
dimensions vary, even in the case of professional fields- there is
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The baseball playing field (or diamond) is shaped like a
diamond.
There are three bases (first, second, and third) are on the
corners away from home plate.
The distance between these bases (on the basepath or distance
straight from first base to second base, or second base to third
base, etc.)
is 90 feet in Major League baseball.
In Little League, the distance in 60 feet.