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# Is the pole in the outfield called the foul pole or fair post in baseball?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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15y ago

The foul Pole is to aide the umpire in determining if a Baseball hit is fair or foul. The Foul pole is in fair territory, so if the ball hits the pole it is a fair ball, and would count as a home run. If it misses the pole outside of the playing field it is a foul ball (out of play) This is why it is called a 'Foul Pole" It could have been called a Fair Pole as it is in fair territory, but the powers that be decided on "Foul Pole" and "Foul Line"

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14y ago

Wiki User

15y ago

It probably should be called the fair pole, since balls that hit it are fair. However it's called the foul pole.

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12y ago

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

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14y ago

it is different for every field

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14y ago

they are all different sizes

Wiki User

13y ago

yellow, so the white ball can be seen.

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10y ago

222,346,321ft

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11y ago

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Q: Is the pole in the outfield called the foul pole or fair post in baseball?
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### Explain fair is foul and foul is fair?

The "foul pole," those tall yellow poles on the outfield walls that mark the foul lines vertically, are actually in fair territory. So if a long fly ball strikes a foul pole, it's a fair ball (and a home run!)

### In baseball why is it called a foul pole if it is in fair territory?

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### 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."

### What is the difference between fair ball from foul ball?

The markings on the field has a foul line. This is by the running paths by 1st and 3rd. Any ball that lands in between the foul line is a fair ball. Any ball that lands out the foul line is a foul. When ball rolls on the infield and goes out the foul territory will be called foul. But when ball lands on the outfield and rolls to foul territory is a live ball

### Is the wall in foul territory?

The outfield wall between the left field foul line and the right field foul line is in fair territory. All other walls are in foul territory.

### Can a foul ball be blown fair in baseball?

yes as long as it lands fair it is a fair ball