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# Where do the foul lines intersect with home plate?

Updated: 12/15/2022

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19y ago

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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Q: Where do the foul lines intersect with home plate?
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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.

### Is a ball considered fair or foul if it hits homeplate first?

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.

### How many foul lines are there on a baseball field?

The foul line runs from home plate to the outfield fence so the length depends on the length of the field which will very from field to field. Most softball fields will have a length of 190 to 210 feet along the foul line.

### 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."

### In baseball if a batted ball hits homeplate and lands fair 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.

### 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 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.

### 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.

### What is a plate 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

### If a batter hits home plate with two strikes is he out?

no.. if you have 2 strikes.. and you hit a foul... you can have as many foul hits as you want and you wont get out.. hope i helped... (:

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### What is the Width of the baseline runner baseball?

The width of the baseline is irrelevant if applied correctly. The outside of the foul line should be even with the outside of the 1st and 3rd base bag in a straight line from home plate (with home plate being in fair territory) to the fence. The key to putting a foul line down is making it wide enough that it is visible from all points on the field so a ball can be clearly seen if fair or foul. Most common foul lines are around 4 inches in width, but like i said this is irrelevant to the game play if applied correctly ---Tigersy2k3