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# What area is defined as the strike zone in baseball?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

13y ago

No - only a piece of it - doesn't even need to be 50% or more - as long as the umpire sees ANY part of it in the zone its a strike

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16y ago

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13y ago

The strike zone is a box that is the width of home plate, and the length of the space between the batter's chest and knees.

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### I need to know the main average of the baseball strike zone?

According to MLB Rule 2.0, the Strike Zone is defined as: "The Strike Zone is defined as that area over homeplate the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the hollow beneath the kneecap. The Strike Zone shall be determined from the batter's stance as the batter is prepared to swing at a pitched ball."

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### How high is the strike zone?

The strike zone goes from the knee to the shoulder. MLB Rules of Interest 2.00 states: " The Strike Zone is defined as that area over homeplate the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the hollow beneath the kneecap. The Strike Zone shall be determined from the batter's stance as the batter is prepared to swing at a pitched ball. "

### What is a strike to ball ratio?

Assuming you mean in baseball: The number of pitches in the strike zone versus the number of pitches outside the strike zone.

### What are the balls in baseball?

A ball in base ball is a ball outside of the strike zone. The strike zone is from mid-chest to knees and over home plate. Any ball inside the strike zone is a strike.

### How high is the strick zone for baseball?

Traditionally, the strike zone extends from the waist to the letters of the team.

### How wide is a strike zone?

In MLB, this is covered in Rule 2.0: "The Strike Zone is defined as that area over homeplate the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the hollow beneath the kneecap. The Strike Zone shall be determined from the batter's stance as the batter is prepared to swing at a pitched ball." Home plate is 17 inches wide.

### What size is a strike zone in 16 and under baseball?

The strike zone varies from batter to batter. The width of the strike zone is the width of home plate. The height is from the batter's chest (usually the letters) down to the batter's knees. The strike zone doesn't necessarily go by how tall the batter is, but by how the batter's stance is in the batter's box while waiting for the pitch.

### What is a stike out in baseball?

A strike out is when a batter has two strikes (times when they either swing and miss or don't swing at a pitch in the strike zone) and they either don't swing at another pitch in the strike zone, or swing, and miss (if they make contact, but hit the ball foul, it's not a strike out)

### Does it count in baseball if the ball bounces and lands in the strike zone it still counts?

It would be a ball

### What is a zone of action?

A zone of action is an area of responsibility defined by boundaries and assigned to a military unit in any situation involving action.

### How big is strikezone in fastpitch softball?

The "strike zone" is baseball is different with each player. It is determined thus: When a batter takes his natural stance at the plate, the "strike zone" is the area over home plate between the batter's arm pits and the top of his knees. Many umpires have their own determination of the "strike zone", but this is what it is suppose to be.