It's that distance because that's the rule.
It's that rule because it's that rule.
That's as far as you're going to get as far as "Why?" in most Baseball rules!
The distances between the plates are 90 feet. The distance between home plate and first base is 90 feet. First base to second base is 90 feet. Second base to third base is 90 feet. Third base to home plate is also 90 feet. Additionally, the distance between first and third base straight across is 127 feet.
The distance from home plate to first base in baseball is 90 feet.
The bases are 90 feet apart. From home plate to first base is 90 feet. From home plate to second base is 180 feet. From home plate to third base is 270 feet. From home plate around the bases and back to home plate is 360 feet. (That's farther than from goal line to goal line in football.) From first base to third base is 180 feet.
90 feet from home plate.
Do the math by using pythagoream therom. make a triangle using homeplate first base and second base with the bases being 90 ft apart. the distance from home plate to 2nd base comes out to 127ft 4in.
It's 127 feet, 3 3/8 inches from home plate to second base (the same distance from first base to third base).
The distance of 90 feet (between home and first) is the distance of the middle of the plate and the middle of first base.
The first base is on a diagonal line from the right side of the batter's box. In Major League Baseball, the distance from home plate to first base is 90 feet.
2743.2 centimeters = 90 feet