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# Distance from pitchers mound to second base?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

10y ago

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15y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

From home plate to second base is about 127ft, and the distance from home plate to the pitcher's mound is 60ft, so it's about 67ft from the pitcher's mound to second base.

More precisely, it is 127ft 3 3/8" home to second and 60ft 6" mound to plate.

Wiki User

10y ago

First I'm going to make some comments and then we'll begin the measurements. The distance between home plate and second base are measured from the outer edge of each base. The distance from home to the pitcher's rubber is measured from the back of home plate to the front of the rubber, so since it is calculated that way, I'm going to calculate the distance between second and the pitcher's rubber from the back of second base to the back of the rubber.

First we find out how far it is from the back of home plate to the back of second base. This answer is 127 feet 3 3/8 inches.

Now we find out how far it is from the back of home plate to the front of the picthre's rubber. This answer is 60 feet 6 inches.

Now we find out how wide the pitcher's rubber is from second to home. This answer is 6 inches.

Now we add 60 feet 6 inches to 6 inches. This answer is 61 feet. This determines the distance from the back of home plate to the back of the pitcher's rubber. The remaining distance is how far it is from the pitcher's rubber to the back of second base.

So we subtract 61 feet from 127 feet 3 3/8 inches.

The distance between the pitcher's rubber and second base is 66 feet.

Wiki User

14y ago

Approximately 66 feet 9 inches,

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The reason this is so is:

Using the Pythagoras Theorem, the distance from home to 2nd base is 127.28 feet (90 x 1.414 (sqrt of 2). Then using arithmetic, 127.28 ft minus 60.5 ft (distance from home to the rubber) equals 66.78 ft, which is the equivalent of 66 ft, 3 inches.