Origin of home plate
Examples from the Web for home plate
Many of these bunts can be fielded either by the pitcher or, if they drop dead in front of the home-plate, by the catcher.
The ball was thrown from a rope stretched between two stakes driven into the ground one hundred and ten yards from the home-plate.A Ball Player's Career|Adrian C. Anson
A sizeable grandstand flanked the gridiron and a smaller one stood behind the home-plate of the varsity diamond.Center Rush Rowland|Ralph Henry Barbour
It came towards the home-plate and Marmaduke, as fast as an arrow.Half-Past Seven Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson