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# How far the ball has to hit in front home plate to make it fair?

Updated: 12/24/2022

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Because home plate is in fair territory, the ball could settle on top of the plate and it would be a fair ball.

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Q: How far the ball has to hit in front home plate to make it fair?
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### Is home plat in fair or foul territory?

Home plate is foul territory unless the ball rolls in front of the plate and stays fair. If the ball bounces off the plate and strikes the batter; it's a dead ball.

### In baseball if a batted ball hits homeplate and lands fair is it a fair ball?

Home plate is considered fair territory. Thus, if the ball hits home plate AND then never leaves fair territory, it remains a fair ball. However, if the ball hits home plate, and afterwards goes into foul territory before leaving the infield, then it is a foul ball.

### If a ball is hit and bounces on home plate is it a fair ball is it stays fair?

It would be a fair ball.

### Is a ball considered fair or foul if it hits homeplate first?

Home plate is considered in fair territory. If the ball hits home plate and rolls into foul territory, the ball is foul. If the ball hits home plate and rolls into fair territory, the ball is fair.

### If the ball hits home plate and then the batter hits it is it a fair ball?

I believe, since home plate is in fair territory, the ball would be fair and the batter would be called out for making contact with a live, fair ball. The equivelent to runner interference with the ball on the base paths. ---------- The question is unclear. If a pitched ball hits home plate, it can then be hit by the batter (former Astros player, Enos Cabell, comes to mind). However, if the batter hits the pitch, and the ball then hits the plate and bounces up into the air, and the batter then hits it a second time, he's out. The rule says if the bat hits a batted ball a second time, the batter is out, which is different the the ball hitting the bat a second time.

### A batter bunts the ball fair but the ball has backspin and stops on top of homeplate is this fall or fair?

Home plate is in fair territory, therefore the ball would be a fair ball.

### Where do the foul lines intersect with home plate?

the foul lines come directly to the point on the back of home plate. that is why a ball off the plate is a fair ball

### What is the Amateur Softball Association rule in fast pitch when a batted ball hits the plate is it fair or dead?

Home plate is in fair territory.

### The batter hit the ball and it hits and stays on home base. In little league is this fair or foul?

Home Plate is in fair territory.

### The umpire calls a ball batted behind homeplate a foul ball. The ball spins back onto homeplate without being touched. Is the ball fair or foul?

If the ball landed behind home plate, it is already a foul ball, even if it rolls back into fair territory. If the batter already has 2 strikes and then the ball is bunted foul, it's an out. The above answer is wrong. If a batted ball lands behind home plate but rolls forward and settles on the plate or in front of the plate, it is a fair ball.

### In fastpitch softball if the batted ball hit the plate and stays fair is it a fair ball or a dead ball?

Since the pitcher's plate, or rubber, is in fair territory, it is a fair ground ball. However, if the ball subsequently goes into foul territory inside 1st or 3rd base before being touched by a player or umpire and comes to rest in foul territory, or is touched while in foul territory, it is a foul ball.

### Is a hit off of home plate that the catcher catches while standing over the home plate a fair ball in high school baseball?

The level of baseball is irrelevant. From Coach pitch to the majors, home plate is in fair territory. The reason why the plate is the only base that comes to a triangle is because that's the beginning of the foul lines as they extend out to foul pole--which is why the "arrow" of the plate never points to the pitcher. Any ball that has not crossed 1st or 3rd base is not fair or foul until it is touched or goes completely out of play. It doesn't matter where the catcher is, it matters where he touches the ball. The ball can hit the plate and bounce straight up or it could even hit behind the plate. If the catcher touches the ball directly over home plate, it's a fair ball.