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Baseball Field Dimensions

Baseball Field Dimensions, Diagrams, Layouts, Measurements

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High School & College Baseball Field Dimensions & Diagram (pdf 120 kb)

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Little League Baseball Field Dimensions & Diagram (pdf 108 kb)

Shetland League Baseball Field Dimensions & Diagram (pdf 105 kb)

Pinto League Baseball Field Dimensions & Diagram (pdf 105 kb)

Mustang League Baseball Field Dimensions & Diagram (pdf 105 kb)

Bronco League Baseball Field Dimensions & Diagram (pdf 108 kb)

Pony League Baseball Field Dimensions & Diagram (pdf 105 kb)

Colt League Baseball Field Dimensions & Diagram (pdf 107 kb)

Softball Field Dimensions, diagram, layouts, measurements

Slow Pitch Softball Field Dimensions & Diagram (pdf 96 kb)

Fast Pitch Softball Field Dimensions & Diagram (pdf 96 kb)

Baseball and Softball field backstop measurements

Baseball and Softball backstop diagrams and measurements (pdf 208 kb)

Mapping It Out: A Baseball Field’s Dimensions

Is it the Babe Ruths, the raging competition or the beautiful weather that brings you to the field every spring? All three deserve some credit. But, there wouldn’t be a game to watch without a playing field. Sometimes the hard work and behind the scenes makeup gets overlooked.

In 1845, Alexander Cartwright and Daniel Adams, the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club leaders, devised the first set of rules for the game that has had fans everywhere buying “peanuts and crackerjacks” and rooting.

Today, the field dimensions may have changed a little, but the field they play on is still a diamond. Think, before the possibility of homeruns exists; the field must be created using specific dimensions. However, professional baseball fields are built using a different set of dimensions than the little leagues.

Professional Field Dimensions

High school, college and professional teams use the professional field dimensions for everything from the pitchers mound to the catchers box. Although the outfield varies in size, the infield measurements are the identical: Free Download of high school, college baseball field dimensions

The Baseball Diamond
Here you can find the infield baseball dimensions for regulation baseball and description of outfield. Outfields are not uniform throughout.

• Infield is a 90-foot square
• Outfield is the space between the two foul poles/lines

Home Plate
The dimensions and the regulations are given for distances between home and the bases, and the foul lines in the outfield.

• A 17 x 17 inch plate that sets at the center of a 26-foot diameter, making up the home plate area. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/EP/EP09200.pdf ) From here, players must cover a 90-foot sprint to reach each consecutive base.
• Starting from home plate, foul lines must extend at least 325 feet to where a pole marker stands. These poles can be set farther, but the minimum must be met. At the pole’s halfway point, the wall or fence must be 400 feet from home plate (official rules.org).

Bases
Here you can find the regulation distance between bases and their size.

• 90 feet apart
• 15-inch squares
• 13-foot surrounding arcs

Batter’s Box
There is a set size of the box and specified distance from home plate.

• 4ft x 6ft
• 6 inches from home plate

Umpire Box
The professional dimensions of the umpire box.

• 43 inches by 8 feet

Pitcher’s Mound
Regulation pitcher mound dimensions and location is described.

• First of all, a pitcher’s mound, which is a 24 -by-6 inch pitching rubber, lies at the center of every baseball diamond. This mound, which has a diameter of 18 feet, must be 10-and-a-half inches above the height of home plate. Home plate is 60 feet, 6 inches away.

The Babe Ruth League (named after the famous player himself) for ages ranging from 13 to 18. And its Cal Ripken division is specifically for players in the 4-12-year-old category.
http://www.sportsknowhow.com/baseball/rules/babe-ruth.html

The 16-18-year-old division plays on regulation fields, but Babe Ruth breaks down into several other teams formed in the Babe Ruth League:
• Bambino Buddy (5-20)
For physically or mentally challenged
• Cal Ripken (4-12)
Major 70, Major 60, Minor, Rookie (7-8 year olds) and T-ball
• Babe Ruth (13-15)
13-year-old Prep League
• Babe Ruth (16-18)
16-year-old Prep League
Babe Ruth League Online: http://www.baberuthleague.org/

Youth Baseball Field Dimensions
The little leagues use standard field dimensions; however, different age categories break the groups up according to the size of the diamond.

Little League Baseball Diamond
(ages 12 and under (The Almanac—http://www.almanacnews.com/morgue/2004/2004_07_28.ballb.shtml )
• Infield is a 60-foot square
• Outfield is the space between the two foul poles/lines
(http://www.baseball-almanac.com/stadium/baseball_field_construction.shtml )

Pony League Baseball Diamond
• Infield is a 75-foot square
• Outfield is the space between the two foul poles/lines

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