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Answered 2009-10-11 04:25:58

In MLB, the mound height was lowered from 15 inches to 10 inches in the 1969 season.

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MLB lowered the pitching mound from 15 inches to 10 inches for the 1969 season.


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.


MLB lowered the mound height from 15 inches to 10 inches for the 1969 season.


The pitcher was Bob Gibson. MLB lowered the mound in 1969. In 1968, Gibson went 22-9 with a 1.12 ERA and 268 strike outs.


In the center of the mound at the highest point



The mound is a circle with a diameter of 12 feet and the pitching rubber is 18 inches in length.


The year the pitching mound was introduced and the pitching distance was moved to 60 feet, 6 inches was 1893.


it can be any size, that can fit the requirements, for the bases, and the pitching mound.Answerit can be any size, that can fit the requirements, for the bases, and the pitching mound.


From homeplate to the pitchers mound is 40ft.


The pitching rubber is at a height of 10 inches and is the highest spot on the mound.


In MLB the mound is 60 feet 6 inches from the plate


The mound allows pitchers a much better chance of pitching within the strike zone.



It was established as 10 inches in 1969.


It's just made of dirt.


With wood. But pitching mounds aren't wooden, they're made from dirt. It's probably not a good idea to make a wooden mound.


46ft but you should be pitching 90-95 mph fastballs


yes only baseball has a raised pitching mound.


Bob Gibson, who set the live ball ERA record with a 1.12 ERA in 1968. The mound was lowered in 1969.


Yes, it doesn't matter if it's the Pitching Coach or the Manager, it still counts as a visit to the mound. The only instance in which mound trips by coaches do not count is if they're checking on a pitcher to make sure they're not hurt and they let the umpire know before their trip to the mound.



While there are no hard and fast rules for pitching mound height, there are some generally accepted guidelines for the height of a softball pitching mound. * Professional - 10" * College - 10" * High School - 10" * Little League - 6" * Pinto - 4"


The Distance From Home Plate To The Pitching Mound Is 46 Feet


MLB Rules state the pitching rubber will be at a height of 10 inches.



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