Baseball
Baseball Rules and Regulations

Why are pitching mounds 60 feet 6 inches away from batter?

474849

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered
2008-11-28 08:13:30
2008-11-28 08:13:30

The "feet" or "foot" sign was confusing to the first guy who first read and measured it. The (60ft) was read (606"). The pitching mound was moved back from 50' to 60'6" in 1893 (the last change in the dimensions of the field) in response to the practice of "fast pitching" in the league at the time. Pitchers had been pushing the envelope of the rules governing how a pitch could be delivered to the plate for years and the great Giant's pitcher Amos Rusie was probably the fastest pitcher of his day.The distance was adopted to level the playing field between hitters and pitchers. It should be noted that it took pitchers years to catch up at the new distance and the 1890's were an era of very high team and individual batting averages, the all time highs in these categories were set then and have never been surpassed. Hugh Duffy of the Boston Nationals set the all time record for a single season BA in 1894, alternately recorded as .438 or .440 and it was common for team BA's to be well over the .300 mark.

123
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions


While pitching your stride doesn't actually make the ball faster. What makes the ball look faster to a batter is how close you are. If you throw an 85mph fastball from 60 feet a batter will know but if you throw the same speed from 50 feet away the batter might think its coming 90-93 mph.

The pitcher stands 60 feet and 6 inches away batting plate and tries to strike the batter out.

It varys, I play in a 12u league and we pitch from 40 feet but I'm sure in higher league(high school, college, etc.) they pitching mounds will be further away

It is approximately 937,053,697 inches away. It is approximately 937,053,697 inches away.

It depends on the arm of the catcher and whether the batter is left-handed or right-handed.OpinionI know a lot of people are taught and as a coach I always go with 2 things, 1. is the batter righty/lefty 2. are we pitching inside outside --- with this information you will be able to tell if he should "slap the ball" the other way or pull the ball in case of a hit and run or batter swinging away. The last thing the defensive team wants to do is create a hole on the side of the infield you are "pitching to" -----tigersy2k3

No, once the pitch hits the batter, it's an automatic walk and the ball is dead.

It will move your batter closer to or away from the plate

Yes. The ball is not declared dead on a walk. The batter could even attempt to steal second right away if he chose to.

A beaned batter. A Brushback pitch is a pitch that is not meant to hit a batter but to push him away from the plate. An errant pitch would be to mess up, and in this instance a mistake would cause the pitcher to hit the batter.

The batter has the advantage when he is opposite handed of the pitcher. Curve balls and sliders will come into the batter instead of going away. It's also easier to see a fastball coming into to you from the opposite hand.

You should sit at a minimum of 10 inches from the airbag.

The cast of Inches Away - 2012 includes: Jesse Bouma as The Apprentice Brayden Lewtas as The Mastermind

the one I have is only inches away from me

The mounds are to keep potato-eating bugs away from the potato plant. There will be lesser number of tubers with smaller size.

35 feet from the the tip of home plate to the front edge of the pitching rubber.

The moon is moving away from the Earth at a rate of about 3.8 centimetres - or 1.5 inches - per year.

Lava domes are mounds that form when lava piles up over a volcano's vent instead of moving away. This usually happens when the formation of lava is so slow that it does not flow away.

Venus is 108.2x106km away from the sun. If 1km = 39,370.0787 inches, then the distance of Venus from the sun is 4,259,842,519,685 inches.

It depends on the batter. If using Eggs and sugar and then whipping it "stiff" first, then you should not beat it much at all after adding the rest of the ingredients as that takes the airbubbles away from the dough. If you use a raisingagent like bakingsoda in the batter then id doesnt matter as much with a lot of beating. regards.

9 feet 7 inches minus 3 feet 6 inches is equal to 73 inches or 6'1 feet.

It is 0.803 inches away.


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.