Interesting Esoterica

Officially, Home Plate doesn’t exist.

Web page by Bill Gosper
  • Published in 2017
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The official Major League and Little League rule books require the two “slanty” sides to be 12” long and meet at a right angle at the rear corner toward the catcher. This is where the foul lines meet. The left and right sides of Home Plate must poke into fair territory by half the width of the plate, which is 8½” (17” divided by 2). There is no such shape!

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@online{OfficiallyHomePlateDoesntExist,
	title = {Officially, Home Plate doesn’t exist.},
	abstract = {The official Major League and Little League rule books require the two “slanty” sides to be 12” long  and meet at a right angle at the rear corner toward the catcher.  This is where the foul lines meet.  The left and right sides of Home Plate must poke into fair territory by half the width of the plate, which is 8½” (17” divided by 2).

There is no such shape!},
	url = {http://gosper.org/homeplate.html},
	author = {Bill Gosper},
	comment = {},
	urldate = {2017-08-16},
	year = 2017,
	collections = {easily-explained}
}