Why is the pitching mound on a baseball diamond raised?
#2356. Asked by Driftwood. (May 08 00 2:58 PM)
This was done to give the pitcher a greater advantage. As more hitters began striking the ball more often in the mid 70's, the mound was raised again.
May 10 00, 12:39 AM
Mound -- In baseball, a small mound of dirt on which the pitcher stands. The higher the mound, the greater the advantage it gives to the pitcher as he throws the ball. The official height of the mound has gone up and down over the years.
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