Baseball foul poles

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Foul poles help umpires decide if a ball (that went passed the wall) is fair or foul.

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What is the two colors of foul poles in Major League Baseball?

Both of the foul poles are usually a bright yellow, however, a few ballparks have orange foul poles

How tall are foul poles in a baseball stadium?

they are all different sizes

What happens when a fly ball hits the Foul pole?

Foul poles are poles that are placed vertically on a baseball field. They mark the areas where an umpire must look when determining if a ball is foul or fair. If a ball hits the foul pole, it is considered to be fair, and thus a home run.

How far is the foul poles from home plate in major league baseball?

it varies from ballpark to ball park there is no regulation

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

What stadium was built with foul poles in foul territory?

Dodger Stadium in 1962. The error was corrected the following season.

Are the foul poles in Busch Stadium the same as in Yankee Stadium?

No they are different

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."

How is called the posts that divide a foul ball in the outfield?

Those posts are down the left field line and the right field line are called 'foul poles'.

Is it a home run if the baseball hits the foul pole?

Yes, it is a home run if the baseball hits the foul pole.

In baseball if a ball is a foul and rolls back into play is it still a foul?

Yes. Once a ball is called a foul, it remains a foul. It can not become anything besides a foul.

What is the call on a fly ball that hist the foul pole?

Fair ball, usually judged a home run since usually foul poles are above the outfield fence.