Definitions vary, but the following are typical usages of the terms: The metaphors are found variously in popular American culture, with one well-known example in the Meat Loaf song "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", which describes a young couple "making out", with a voice-over commentary, by baseball announcer Phil Rizzuto, of a portion of a baseball game as a metaphor for the couple's activities.
In Major League Baseball, the distance between home plate and second base is 127 feet.
The desired position of second base from home plate is east-northeast.
It is 90 feet from home plate to first base and 90 feet from home plate to third base.
In Little League Baseball, the distance from the home plate through the center of the pitcher's mound to second base is 84 feet 10 1/4 inches.