The five-sided white rubber plate-like base next to which the batter stands and which must be touched in scoring a run.
- After touching home plate, the batter walks off the field as the hero of the winning team.
- Runs are scored when a batter reaches the home plate after running round all three bases, be it one-by-one or alternatively in one fell swoop after one hit.
- We'd stand at home plate facing the backstop, and he'd give us five pitches per turn.
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