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The three bases and home plate make up a diamond, with 90 feet between each of the bases. From Home to Second Base is 127' 3 3/8". The distance between the pitcher's rubber and home plate in baseball is 60 feet, 6 inches. The home plate is 17 inches wide.

Pitcher Mound

The Pitchers Mound is 60' 6" in front of the home plate, in the line between home plate and second base.

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The original rules of baseball did not specify the minimum size of the outfield. Consequently, there are outfields of very differing sizes. Most professional ball parks in the USA were built to the confines that the city offered them. For example here are some field sizes:

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