How far is the pitchers mound from home plate in major league baseball?
It's 60 feet 6 inches away from home plate. The original baseball field designers wanted it to be 60 feet but when the "landscapers" were reading the diagram drawn up it read 60 ' 0" and they read the 0 to be a 6 by mistake.
The distance from home plate to the pitcher's mound in Little League is 46 feet. High school, college, and Major League Baseball standard is 60 feet and 6 inches (a mistake in measuring long ago but was left that way). Pitcher's mound distances are ALWAYS measured from the front of the rubber to the rear tip of home plate.
In MLB, the pitchers mound to the rear point of home plate is sixty feet, six inches (18.4m). In Little League baseball, the mound is 46 feet away, while on Pony fields the distance is 54 feet. The Major League pitchers' rubber is 60 feet 6 inches away from home plate. It all depends on how long a pitcher's stride is to determine how far the pitcher will actually throw from. Tim Lincecum is one…