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In what year was the pitching mound lowered?

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Following the 1968 season the pitching mound was lowered from 15 inches to 10. Pitchers had reached unprecedented success in 1968, highlighted by Bob Gibson's 1.12 ERA. Lowering the mound helped the hitters.

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