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No, the "black" is NOT part of home plate. Home plate is 17 inches wide. Some home-plate models have a black edge that extends beyond that 17 inches. The utility of that black edge is to protect the white edge of the actually plate from chipping.

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Is the black on a home plate part of the plate?


In softball is the black border on home plate part of the plate?

Yes it is part of the plate.

Is the black border considered part of home plate?

There is no black border

Is the black part of home a strike in slow pitch softball?

black is not an official part of the plate

Is the beveled black strip around the baseball field home plate part of the strike zone?

Yes, any part of the ball that crosses any part of the plate between the knees and chest is a strike. NO the black bevel is not part of the strike zone. The strike zone is the 17" wide portion that is white. The black bevel is a safety feature to allow the runner to slide over the plate. Besides, not all versions of home plate have a black bevel.

If a batter hits the ball but it strikes home plate before touching the ground is this ball fair or foul?

Home plate is considered part of fair territory. Home plate IS IN FAIR TERRITORY not just considered part of it. If the ball lands on home plate it is fair.

When was the black banding that used to surround home plate abandoned in MLB?

If the black banding you are talking about is the black edge around every home plate, it is still there. This is where the phrase "painting the black" for pitchers was coined.

Is the black part of home plate a strike?

Technically yes, but some umpires dont consider it a strike, or they don't see it as a strike.

What is the size of a batters-box in softball?

3' wide x 7' long is the outside of the chalk lines which count as part of the inside of the batter box. 6" from the edge of home plate (white part not black.) of the 7', 3' should be toward the backstop and 4' should be toward the outfield from the mid-angle point of home plate.

If a ball hits only the black edge of home plate is it a ball or strike?

if the ball hits the black edge of the home plate this means it is a ball. hope I helped. if you have anyome more trouble email and I can help(:

Must a runners hand touch the plate when he slides into home?

No. Any part of the runners body may touch the plate.

What is the ruling for ASA softball on a pitched ball that hits the black part of the plate?


What is the ruling for ASA softball on a pitched ball that hits the black part of the plate I was told that if the ball hits the black then some part of it has hit the white therefore it is a ball?

I believe what you were told is correct

What is a California Black Plate?

Black plate refers to the original license plate that was assigned to a CA car. The plates were black with yellow numbers and letters.

Is home plate considered fair or foul territory?

Fair or Foul TerritoryIn MLB, home plate is part of fair territory. The foul lines start at the back of the plate. All bases are fair territory.

Did Vladimir Guerrero throw home run from plate?

he has hit a home run from the plate and also thrown people out at home plate.

If a ball is pitched and it crosses the batter at his eyes and then drops into the strike zone is it a strike?

Yes. The umpire calls the pitch by determining if any part of the ball crossed any part of the plate within the strike zone. If the pitch does not cross home plate, the umpire calls a ball. If the pitch crosses any part of home plate, the umpire determines the height of the ball as it crossed the plate. If the beight is within the strike zone, it is called a strike. If it is outside the strike zone, it is called a ball.

Is home plate in play?

Home plate is in fair territory.

Do you measure from the front or back of home plate when measuring the pitchers mound?

The front part closest to the mound.

What is a home plate collision?

A home plate collision is usually the case of a base runner that was on one of the bases trying to reach home plate in order to score while the other team's Catcher is trying to block home plate in order to prevent the base runner from touching home plate in an effort to prevent a run from scoring and the runner and the base runner usually slides into the Catcher that is blocking home plate which is what one example of a home plate collision is.

What is the area of the home plate?

Home plate is 216 square inches.

How did they signal the presence of black death in the home?

they would put a plate of sorts above the home that read god have mercy on us if the family had been attacked with the plague

Is batter called out if he steps on home plate?

If the batter touches home plate, while making contact with the plate, he is out.

Is Home Plate a common or proper noun?

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What part of homeplate do you measure from 43 feet in girls softball?

From the tip of home plate to the front edge of the rubber.