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the foul lines come directly to the point on the back of home plate. that is why a ball off the plate is a fair ball

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When the home plate umpire is behind the plate is he in fair territory?

No. The Home Plate Umpire, the Catcher, and the Batters are in foul territory, because they are all positioned behind the foul lines.

How far apart are baseball foul lines?

At home plate, they are not far apart at all. At the fences, they are over 500 feet apart. The foul lines form a right angle at home plate

Is home plate considered fair or foul territory?

Fair or Foul TerritoryIn MLB, home plate is part of fair territory. The foul lines start at the back of the plate. All bases are fair territory.

If the ball hits the back of home plate and comes in fair territory is it fair or foul?

All of home plate is considered to be in fair territory. The foul lines run to 1st and 3rd from the back point of the plate. The ball would be fair.

How do you measure distance from home plate to pitching rubber?

From the back tip of home plate (where the first and second base foul lines meet) to the front of the pitching rubber.

If the ball hits home plate is it fair or foul?

Home plate is considered in fair territory. If the ball hits home plate and rolls into foul territory, the ball is foul. If the ball hits home plate and rolls into fair territory, the ball is fair.

Is a ball sitting on home plate fair or foul?


If a baseball hits home plate off the the bat is it a fair ball?

It really all depends where it goes from there. If it comes to a stop on home plate, it is a fair ball. The foul lines start at the back corner of home plate.

How big is the baseball field?

There is no specific distance for the outfield, but the baselines are 90 feet and from home to the pitchers mound is 60 feet 6 inches. ------------------------------------------------------------ The Official Baseball Rules specify 325' minimum distance from Home Plate to the outfield wall where the left and right field foul lines intersect it. They also call for a minimum 400' depth from Home Plate to the wall in center field, and a 60' minimum distance from the bases and Home Plate to foul territory, for all ballparks built after 1958.

What do you call the lines drawn between 1st 2nd 3rd and home?

There is no actual line drawn between 1B and 2B or between 2B and 3B. The chalked lines between home plate and 1B and home plate and 3B are called the foul lines, and they extend all the way to the outfield fence. There are vertical poles where the foul lines touch the outfield fence, and they are called the foul poles. But the foul lines and the foul poles are in fair territory. There is a great book titled "Why Is The Foul Pole Fair?" by Vince Staten. It provides an answer to this question (and a lot of other cool stuff about baseball), though no explanation is given as to why the names have never been changed to "fair line" and "fair pole."

Is home plate in foul territory in softball?


How do you locate home plate once foul poles are installed?

The center of home plate will be where the two foul poles meet at a right (90 degree) angle

Is home plate in fair or foul territory?


Why is there plates in baseball?

there are 3 bases and 1 plate (at home), the bases, are how you determine if a runner is safe or out. home plate is designed and shaped so it is used to determine balls and strikes as well as determine where the foul lines start

Ball hits home plate?

if a batted ball hits home plate and goes into fair territory it is a fair ball since the plate is in fair territory however it a batted ball hits the plate and goes foul it is a foul ball

What if batted ball hits home plate?

Home plate is in fair territory. The ball is fair unless it goes foul after it hits the plate.

Is home plat in fair or foul territory?

Home plate is foul territory unless the ball rolls in front of the plate and stays fair. If the ball bounces off the plate and strikes the batter; it's a dead ball.

The umpire calls a batted ball that hits home plate first a foul ball is it fair or foul?

if it bounces fair and stays far its fair if it went foul and stayed foul it foul... if it hit the plate and hit the batter while he was in the batters box its foul if it hit him out of the batters box he is out

How far is the foul pole from home plate?

it is different on every feild

Is a ball resting on home plate fair or foul?

this is a fair ball

If a batter steps on home plate while bunting and the ball rolls foul is he out?

There is no rule in MLB prohibiting the batter from stepping on home plate. However, the batter may be out for bunting foul with two strikes.

A batted ball hits home plate is it a dead ball?

No - the entire plate is in fair territory, so a batted ball that hits the plate is in play; however, if it goes foul after hitting the plate, it is a (foul) dead ball.

Is Home Base Itself in Fair Territory or Foul Territory?

home plate is fair territory

if batter hits the ball and it hits home plate is it a fair ball?

Home plate is considered fair territory. Thus, if the ball hits home plate AND then never leaves fair territory, it remains a fair ball. However, if the ball hits home plate, and afterwards goes into foul territory before leaving the infield, then it is a foul ball.

Is a hit off of home plate that the catcher catches while standing over the home plate a fair ball in high school baseball?

The level of baseball is irrelevant. From Coach pitch to the majors, home plate is in fair territory. The reason why the plate is the only base that comes to a triangle is because that's the beginning of the foul lines as they extend out to foul pole--which is why the "arrow" of the plate never points to the pitcher. Any ball that has not crossed 1st or 3rd base is not fair or foul until it is touched or goes completely out of play. It doesn't matter where the catcher is, it matters where he touches the ball. The ball can hit the plate and bounce straight up or it could even hit behind the plate. If the catcher touches the ball directly over home plate, it's a fair ball.