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Baseball Bases

What are bases in baseball? Which ones are the best to buy? Get ready to learn about baseball bases equipment and gear.

Baseball Bases

There are four bases that make up the baseball diamond called first, second, third, and home. The first three bases are all the same size; square shaped pads made of hard rubber or canvas measuring 15 inches on each side and about three to five inches thick. Each base is held into the ground by a metal peg. Home plate is a flat, five-sided piece of rubber that measures 17 inches on the bottom, 8.5 on the sides, and 12 inches on the slants and looks just like a small house, hence the name. They're typically placed 90 feet apart from each other in a diamond shape.

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