Thursday, December 27, 2012


Standard Measurements in Baseball

  • Thursday, December 27, 2012
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  • Major League (College, High School) Baseball Field Dimensions

    Major League Baseball Field dimensions range in size when it comes to the outfield, however all major league ball parks share the exact same infield measurements.

    Alexander Cartwright set down the first rules of baseball in the middle 1800′s. At that time he set very specific measurements for the infield layout. His rules only set forth minimum size of the outfield.

    In this sport, High School and College Baseball Fields share the same infield dimensions as the Major Leagues. That includes the pitchers mound and catchers box areas.

    Little League and Youth Baseball Field Dimensions

    Little League and Youth Baseball Fields also have very different measurements when it comes to the outfield fence. The infield dimensions however are standardized.

    Home plate to pitcher’s box60 feet 6 inches.
    Plate to second base127 feet 3 3/8 inches.
    Distance from base to base (home plate included)90 feet.
    Size of bases15 inches by 15 inches.
    Pitcher’s plate24 inches by 6 inches.
    Batter’s box4 feet by 6 feet.
    Home plateFive-sided, 17 inches by 8 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches, cut to a point at rear.

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