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# What is the distance between home plate and second base?

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If you are measuring from the center of the bag from behind the point of the plate it is 127.279 feet, so just a hair over 127 feet 3 inches. Obviously you can measure from different points of the base, however, on 90 ft base paths this is your answer.

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## Related Questions A squared plus B squared equals C squared. You are looking at an equilateral right triangle. The angle between the line from home plate to first base and from first base to second base is 90 degrees. The distance from home plate to first base and from first base to second base is the same. Using this formula, you can find the distance from home plate to second base no matter what the distance between bases is. (By the way, this works out to about 98.99 feet.)Actually, the formula is: The square root of A squared plus B squared equals C squared. The distances between the plates are 90 feet. The distance between home plate and first base is 90 feet. First base to second base is 90 feet. Second base to third base is 90 feet. Third base to home plate is also 90 feet. Additionally, the distance between first and third base straight across is 127 feet. According to (See Related Link) it is 127 feet 3 3/8 inches between home plate and second base. The distance between the pitcher's mound and home plate is 60 feet 6 inches. Therefore, the distance between the pitcher's mound and second base is 66 feet 7 3/8 inches. In MLB, we know its 90 feet between the bases, and we know that you're describing a right triangle, so we can figure the distance between home plate and second base as: 90^2 + 90^2 = x^2 8100 + 8100 = x^2 16200 = x^2 127.29 feet between home plate and second base 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. The distance from the pitchers mound to home plate is 60'6'. The distance between all the bases is 90 feet. the home plate area is in a 26' circle. The distance between home and second base is 127' 3 3/8'. That's also the dimension from first to third base. All measurements are from the back of home plate. A quick ways is to take your regular base distance and multiply it by 1.41 - that is the distance to the center of 2nd base. Pythagorean Theorem. We know its 90 feet between the bases, and we know that you're describing a right triangle, so we can figure the distance between home plate and second base as: 90^2 + 90^2 = x^2 8100 + 8100 = x^2 16200 = x^2 127.29 feet The distance from home plate to second base on a regulation Major League Baseball field is 121 feet, zero inches. Another answer: Major League Baseball rule 1.04 defines the distance from home plate to 2nd base as 127 feet, 3 3/8 in. If you drew a line from home plate to first base, first base to second base, second base to third base, and third base to home plate, you would have a square. This is because the distance between those bases is the same (90 feet). A square turned on its side is a diamond. 99 feet. You can find the distance between home and second on any baseball or softball field by using the following formula: A squared plus B squared equals C squared. A is the distance between home and first base B is the distance between first base and second base C is the distance between home and second base. 180 feet While this is a technically true answer, it is only true if one measures the base runner's path. The distance from home to second, as a crow flies, is about 128'. First I'm going to make some comments and then we'll begin the measurements. The distance between home plate and second base are measured from the outer edge of each base. The distance from home to the pitcher's rubber is measured from the back of home plate to the front of the rubber, so since it is calculated that way, I'm going to calculate the distance between second and the pitcher's rubber from the back of second base to the back of the rubber.First we find out how far it is from the back of home plate to the back of second base. This answer is 127 feet 3 3/8 inches.Now we find out how far it is from the back of home plate to the front of the picthre's rubber. This answer is 60 feet 6 inches.Now we find out how wide the pitcher's rubber is from second to home. This answer is 6 inches.Now we add 60 feet 6 inches to 6 inches. This answer is 61 feet. This determines the distance from the back of home plate to the back of the pitcher's rubber. The remaining distance is how far it is from the pitcher's rubber to the back of second base.So we subtract 61 feet from 127 feet 3 3/8 inches.The distance between the pitcher's rubber and second base is 66 feet. Use the Pythagorean theorem: a²+b²=c², the triangle formed by home plate to 1st base, 1st base to 2nd, and home to second base. Thus, 90 feet between plate and home, or a², (90)(90)=8,100, add 90 feet between 1st base and 2nd base (b²) which is also 8,100 feet for a total of 16,200 feet which is c², the distance between home plate and 2nd base. All that is required is to take the square root of 16,200 to obtain 127.27922 feet, or 127 feet, 3.35 inches rounded.

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