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Why is home plate level with the ground while all the bases are raised?


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2004-10-23 00:10:53
2004-10-23 00:10:53

Home plate is level with the ground to prevent batters (and catchers) from tripping over it after they hit the ball. The other bases are raised to make it easier for runners to stop on the base while running or sliding.

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