Early professional baseball did not have the home plate we are used to seeing today. In its early years, home plate was a diamond shape.
Another name for home plate is the 'dish'.
A catcher can only block home plate if they have possession of the ball. This is true for any base. However, if the defensive player does not have possession of the ball and they block the plate, the runner is granted the base due to obstruction.
Home Plate is 17 inches (43.18 cm) across.
Behind Home Plate.
No, they can't be on or blocking the line that aligns the bases
Three. First, second and third, then home plate.
No. That would be an obstruction and the base-runner would be safe.
The Home Plate Umpire...