In Which Dugout Does the Home Team Sit?


Quick Answer

The home team dugout at a Major League Baseball game is typically at or near the first or third base line. The location differs depending on the park and team.

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The Major League Baseball Rulebook does not have specific regulations on where a home team dugout must be placed, but the standard has become to locate it at or near the first or third base line. A trend regarding the home team dugout location seems to have developed based on team league. For example, most National League home dugouts are on the first base side, while home team dugouts for teams in the American League are evenly split between the first and third base sides.

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