Circling the Bases: Baseball & Geometry

by  National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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One of the great features of baseball stadiums and fields is that no two are alike – anymore. Maybe there’s a big hill in center field, as in Houston’s Minute Maid Park, or maybe there’s a 37-foot tall “Green Monster” forming Boston’s left field wall. Outfielders need to know the dimensions and special characteristics of the fields in which they play to help them decide how to field the ball – do they play the fly ball off the wall or try to jump and catch it for an out? Make an informed decision in a dugout full of shapes, area, perimeter, diameter, Pythagorean theorems and other aspects of geometry while learning about some of the “angles” of playing baseball.

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By Request: $150.00

Participants in the Baseball Hall of Fame Membership Program receive a $25 discount on each of their programs. Visit www.Baseballhall.org for more information on the Hall of Fame's Membership Program.


1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum number of participants. However, for optimum interactivity we suggest you limit the group to no more than 30 participants. If your program must exceed this number please contact the Hall of Fame at Education@Baseballhallofame.org or (607)547-0347 to discuss your programming opti

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If the program is cancelled or rescheduled at least one week prior to the date of the program, then no fee is charged. If the program is cancelled or rescheduled less than one week prior to the scheduled date of the videoconference, then a $25.00 administrative fee may be charged.

Programs cancelled without notice by the school will be charged the entire program fee.

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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Cooperstown, NY
United States

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our National Pastime.

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Program Details


1. The program begins with an introduction to the Baseball Hall of Fame

2. We then discuss geometric concepts found in baseball.

3. We then play the game "Batter Up!"

4. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


A. Examine how everyday geometric concepts, such as circumference, area, perimeter, diameter, etc., apply to baseball and the real world.

B. Analyze characteristics of the baseball playing field and interpret data in terms of fundamental geometric operations.

C. Understand the characteristics of shapes in baseball and how they can be applied using basic geometric principles.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum proudly presents fun-filled, content-rich experiences for students from pre-K to grade 12. Our videoconference programs are all aligned with Common Core State Standards, and also support other learning goals.

Grades 3-5: CCSS MATH CONTENT: 3.G.A.1, 3.MD.C.5/6/7, 3.MD.D.8, 4.G.A.1/2, 4.MD.A.3, 4.MD.C.5/6, 5.G.B.3
Grades 6-8: CCSS MATH CONTENT: 6.G.A.1, 6.EE.A.2, 7.G.A.1/2, 7.G.B.4/6, 7.EE.B.4, 8.G.B.7