The pitcher's mound is raised to allow the pitcher a pushing off point for their pitch; which adds velocity. Prior to a rule limiting the height of the mound, teams with an emphasis on pitching could take advantage by raising the height.
Does the Pitcher?s Mound Cause Injuries?
Back in 1969 the height of the pitcher’s mound was lowered from 15″ down to 10″ in an ... that is needed to throw a baseball at such high velocities as is seen in MLB games in an effective manner to get batters out from the height in which the ...
Time To Lower The Mound?
When I took part in an MLB Network roundtable discussion ... and biomechanics expert and former pitcher Tom House that the greater the slope of the mound the greater the forces that are applied to the arm. Reduce the height of the mound and you reduce ...
Recalling the real Year of the Pitcher
The pitching we saw in 2010 was exceptional, and it has been even better this season, but statistically, it doesn't compare to 1968, when the mound was 15 inches high (a 10-inch height limit has been in place since the start of the 1969 season) and hitters ...
Higher Ground: Pitchers Keep on Pitchin'
Altering the height of the pitcher's mound is an interesting idea ... 1968 was a a particularly abysmal year in hitting, and MLB changed the rules to lower the pitcher’s mound to 10 inches. In 1969, William Leggett wrote an article for Sports Illustrated ...