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The pitcher's mound is 10 inches higher than homeplate.

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How much higher is the pitchers mound above home plate?

10 inches

Why is the pitchers mound raised higher than the rest of the field?

It's to give the pitchers an advantage. Of course, these days, there isn't much of an advantage. Back in the 60s, it was raised (the mound was made higher) since the pitchers complained about the batter's advantage. Shortly thereafter, it was lowered to its present height due to the dominance of pitchers like Bob Gibson.

Why have a pitcher mound?

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

Why do pitcher pitch off a pitchers mound?

The pitcher pitches from a higher point for the purpose of ball speed. It may not seem like much, but gravity definitely plays its part in an object being thrown downward. Fastballs reach the plate faster thrown from a mound as they do thrown from level ground.

How far is the pitcher from the batter?

The front of the pitcher's mound to the front of home plate in the Majors should be 60 feet 6 inches. Batters: Most batters at this level will stand with their back-foot on the back line of the batter's box as much as possible. Some stances (front foot) don't go beyond the front of the plate however most do. Pitchers: All pitchers start at the mound with their right foot (right handed pitchers) on the front edge of the mound or vice-versa. Pitchers at the end of their stance will (should) go about as far as their are tall. A 6 foot 2 inch pitcher should step out about that far from the mound. So the distance is only as far as they will be in their stance or end result.

How much distance is it from the pitchers mound to the batters box?

in the majors it is 60 feet and in 11throough 12 years it is 50 feet and in any league younger it is 46 feet

When the pitcher enters the pitchers box the pitcher has to remain still with the ball in their hands in front of the body with the rear of both feet touching the rear line of the pitchers box?

No the pitcher can move as much as he wants, till he starts his windup, once he starts his wind up the pitch must be one fluid motion, and his rear leg must be touching the pitchers mound, or he is called for a balk, and the batter will automatically get a walk.

How far is home plate from the pitchers mound in Cal Ripken baseball?

90 ft. Is that right? That's just what pretty much every baseball field length from third to home is. I wouldn't trust my answer, I just through out a guess.

How do you measure the pitching distance for high school softball?

The pitching distance is 40 feet from home plate to the back of the pitching rubber. For 18U Gold and collegiate softball the pitchers mound is 43 feet away. This is because pitchers throwing at these levels throw much faster than those at the lower levels, making it a lot harder for batters to identify pitches.

How does pitching speed affect batting distance?

In 18 U Gold softball and collegiate softball, the distance from the plate to the pitching mound is 43 feet. This is because the pitchers at these levels throw much faster than the pitchers in the lower levels. In high school at 14U - 18U the pitching distance is 40 feet. Notice there is a difference between 18U and 18U Gold level.

Is Vatican City as big as Flower Mound Dallas?

The Vatican is much larger at 109 acres versus 12.5 acres for Flower Mound.

What is a palsa?

A palsa is a mound similar to a pingo but much smaller.

How much milk in a pitcher?

There is no limit to how much milk can be in a pitcher. There are different size pitchers available to the public.

Mound builders economy?

They didn't have much of one. They had bildings of wood and a chief.

A pitcher claims he can throw a 0.115 kg baseball with as much momentum as a 2.4 g bullet moving with a speed of 42236 ms. What must be its speed if the pitchers be its speed if the pitchers?

ITS OVER 9000mph!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How much money is a Dr S Pitchers castoria bottle worth?

Around three to five bucks. Pitchers Castoria bottles were made prior to 1880 but are VERY common since it was a popular medicine.

How many times can a team change pitchers in a game?

Teams in the Major Leagues can change pitchers as much as they want to in a game but any pitcher that comes in is required to face a minimum of one batter before they can be taken out of the game for a new Pitcher.

Why did Ty Cobb walk so much in 1915?

because pitchers didn't want to get beaten up by him if they struck him out

How much money do MLB pitchers make a year?

millions thousands depends on their contract and sum play for free

How much does a pitcher of beer weigh?

There is no set weight for a pitcher of beer. Different beers have different weights and so do different pitchers.

How much percent of ants work on a destroyed mound during the day?

30% give or take 100%.

Why is the distance from pitcher's mound to home plate 60 ft and 6 in?

the original distance was 60', but the mound was moved back 6" because one guy in the late 1800's had so much pitching speed he was unhittable.

How much does a ball decelerate out of a pitchers hand to the plate?

This depends on the type of pitch. The pitch that decelerates the most is an 'off-speed' pitch or also called a 'change-up'. This pitch is designed to look like a fastball initially but will decelerate significantly to get the batter to swing early. 'Curve balls' can come out of the pitchers hand around 94-96 mph but because of the arc, spin and thrust put into the rotation to make it curve- it can lose up to 6-7 mph by the time it crosses the plate. A pitcher throwing straight heat (96-100mph fast balls) will generally only lose a few mph by the time it reaches the batter at about 93-95mph. Still moving VERY fast considering it can take LESS than 1 second for a ball to travel the 60ft. 6inches from the pitchers mound to home plate!

The pitchers that Isaac bought for the party each hold 2 quarts of liquid. If he makes 15 pints of smoothie and has three pitchers how much of the smoothie will not fit into the pitchers quart and pin?

6 quarts is 12 pints. Isaac has 1 quart and 1 pint left over.

How much does it cost to build a pitcher's mound at a MLB stadium?

About 40,000, from what I understand. You can make your own for a few dollars.