Little League Baseball Field Size Regulations
Little League Baseball is an officially regulated sport with various divisions designed to allow younger players to participate. It was founded in 1939 and comes with its own set of rules and regulations defining aspects of the game. The playing field's dimensions are far smaller than those found in Major League Baseball and are outlined in the official Little League rulebook.
Distance Between Bases
The distance between bases in Little League baseball is 60 feet, or 240 feet total around the baseball diamond. In Major League baseball, the distance between bases is 90 feet, or 360 feet around around the diamond.
Pitching Rubber to Home
The distance between the front of the pitcher's rubber to the tip of home plate is 46 feet in Little League baseball. In Major League baseball, the distance is 60 feet and six inches.
Pitching Rubber to Outfield
The distance from the pitching rubber to the outfield grass is typically 50 feet in Little League baseball. In Major League Baseball, the distance is 95 feet.
The pitcher's rubber atop the pitching mound in Little League Baseball is 18 inches by 4 inches. The pitching rubber in Major League Baseball is 24 inches by 6 inches. The size of the plates in Little League Baseball is 14 inches by 14 inches. The size of the plates in Major League Baseball is 15 inches by 15 inches.
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