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# What is the distance from first base to third base?

Updated: 10/27/2022

Wiki User

8y ago

Depends on how far apart the bases are on the basepaths. It's a right triangle so the sum of the squares of the distance between first and second and from second to third should equal the square of the distance from first to third. if the bases are about 90 feet apart the distance is about 127.3 feet. Of Course, if you follow the basepaths the distance is 180 feet. And you thought you'd never use geometry in real life!

Wiki User

17y ago

Wiki User

8y ago

While the first and third base bags are placed so that they lie inside the 90 foot square formed by the bases, the second base bag is placed so that its center (unlike first, third and home) coincides exactly with the "point" of the ninety-foot infield square. Thus, although the "points" of the bases are 90 feet apart, the physical distance between each successive pair of base markers is closer to 88 feet.

Wiki User

14y ago

To do this you would use Pathagreon's Theory. 602 + 602 = (square root of) 7200 = ~84.85 feet. This represents that straight line between the bases. It measure from the tip of one bag to the tip of the other bag.