Why Doesn’t Major League Baseball Use Pitchers’ Helmets?
... from the potentially deadly force of baseballs hit back toward them on the mound. Like every pitcher in Major League Baseball, Chapman stands 60 feet 6 inches from home plate and then lunges himself a few feet closer to deliver each pitch. He stands ...
Pitchers of the Week
What a week for Marlins left-handers: Andrew Heaney was promoted to the Fish earlier in the week and was solid in his Major League debut ... 5.8 runs per game so far, the Pioneer League hasn't exactly been kind to pitchers in the early going, and that's ...
Pitcher Perfect: Kershaw’s no-no best ever
There have been 215 no-hitters in Major League Baseball since 1904 ... Dodger Stadium doesn’t lean one way or the other as far as favorite toward a hitter or pitcher, but with the short fences and dry air, the ball tends to come off the bat much better.
How the pitcher’s mound molded the valley
This piece was especially compelling, and created the appropriate theme for the rest of the book—baseball is a sport equally driven by skill and fan support. “A major ... in the league. “When I started in 1975, you could sit behind home plate on ...
The OTHER Way We Could Move the Mound
The distance from the pitcher’s mound to home plate, however—60 feet ... useful observation time,” though that varies by batter to a certain extent. Major League Baseball couldn’t make a change like this lightly, since it would likely have some ...