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On the battleground, the batter’s box is a square shape in which the hitter stands to swing at the pitch. A right-handed batter sits in the batter’s box to the left of the home plate, while a left-handed batter sits in the batter’s box to the right of the home plate.
The boxes are rectangles with a width of 4 feet and a length of 6 feet. They’re drawn six inches to the right and left of home plate, with the middle corresponding to where home plate juts out in a straight line towards the pitcher’s hill.
To hit, a battery must be inside the batter’s box. When he steps outside the area and makes contact with the ball, he is out. Batters will take up positions in the box based on their preferences and the pitch they anticipate. Standing forward in the box, facing the pitcher, can help you get to breaking balls faster; standing back offers you an extra fraction of a second to hit the fastball.
While standing to the inside helps to cover the outside area of the plate, it also leaves a batter vulnerable to inside pitches and vulnerable to being hit by pitch. Even though being at the outside edge of the plate can help with inside pitches, it also renders the batter helpless.
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The Rules of the Batter’s Box:
There are already a small number of detailed rules in place, including the batter’s box. When hitting the ball, for example, both of the batter’s feet should be inside the box. The umpire may call the pitch a strike if you jump out of the batter’s box.
The rule is to keep the two feet inside the lines to avoid doing anything illegal. If you would like a more detailed look at the MLB rules, especially those about batting and the batter’s box, please go to the MLB website.