# How Many Acres is a Baseball Field?

Baseball fields can vary in size but they must be at least 325 feet from home plate to the wall in left and right field. And they must be at least 400 feet to center field.

Using triangles to approximate we find the area of a baseball field is:

• 1.74 acres

### The dimensions of a baseball field are:

• 325 feet from home plate along the foul line to the wall in left field
• 325 feet from home plate along the foul line to the wall in right field
• 400 feet from home plate to the center field wall

### Calculations for acres of a baseball field:

• To get the area of a baseball field we need to consider it as 2 triangles with home plate to center field being the divider
• Each triangle has an x-value of 325 feet and z-value of 400 feet
• Using trigonometry we find the y-value is 233.2 feet
• Area of each triangle is (233.2 feet x 325 feet)/2
• Area = 37,895 square feet
• But that’s only 1 triangle so 2 x 37,895 = 75,790 square feet
• 1 acre is 43,560 square feet
• 75,790 / 43,560 = 1.74 acres is a baseball field area

### What is the furthest home run in baseball?

• Joey Meyer’s 582-foot homer in 1987 in Denver

To this day it is thought to be the furthest ever home run hit. Is it coincidence it happened in the thin air of Denver, Colorado?

### What is the fastest pitch ever thrown?

• 105.8 mph by Ben Chapman in 2010.

### What is the farthest throw?

• 445 feet 10 inches by Glen Gorbous in 1957

About your guide: Jamey Kramar is a certified Lawn Care Manager (NALP) and a Mechanical Engineer by trade. He has been writing about outdoor power equipment for 13 years and has been quoted in NYTimes, Popular Mechanics, HowStuffWorks, iFixit, Realtor.com, and more. He spends his spare time obsessing over his 1/4 acre lawn.