the place where the pitcher stands.
Rule 8.01 Legal Pitching Delivery goes into detail about the only two legal pitching positions (the set position and the wind-up) but the short answer is yes, not only must the pitcher be touching the mound, his foot must be touching the pitcher's plate (or rubber) until the ball is delivered to the batter.
Yes. A pitcher must make contact with the rubber but it may be a toe, a heel, or the entire foot.
from the front of the pitching rubber to the back of home plate is 60'6"
as long as the pitcher is not on the pitching, rubber he can fake a throw to first, if he is on the rubber and does this, it is a bulk
Yes, the pitcher has to be in contact with the rubber or if not the pitch will be illegal
The distance from home plate to the pitcher's rubber is 46 feet.
In Major League Baseball, the pitcher's plate, or pitching rubber, is 24 inches long and 6 inches wide.
No, the pitcher only needs 1 foot in contact with the pitching rubber to start his pitch
It means to be a pitcher. The pitching rubber is called the slab. The pitcher must have his foot on the rubber when he releases a pitch and he touches it with the back of his toes, wearing a shoe, of course.
The pitching rubber is set at a height of 10 inches.
The pitcher's plate is 24 inches by 6 inches.
Yes that is a balk. If a pitcher makes any movement that is naturally associated with his pitch home, he must deliver a pitch to home, otherwise his movement is a balk. Even if he started his pitching motion to home and then stopped, witout throwing to first, it would be a balk. ---------- However, standing on the mound with the pivot foot in contact with the pitching rubber is not "in the act of pitching," and from that position, before he starts his pitching motion, the pitcher can throw to 1B without it being a balk.
In MLB, the pitching rubber is 10 inches above home plate.
The table, or plateau, of a pitching mound should be 5 foot by 3 foot. The placement should be so it measures 6 inches in front of the pitcher's rubber, 24 inches in the back of the rubber, and 18 inches on each side of the rubber.
It is 60 feet, 6 inches from the pitching rubber to home plate.
in ASA rules yes in USSSA softball rules no
The distance between the front of the pitching rubber, where a pitcher must start his delivery, and the back of home plate is 60 feet, 6 inches.
In MLB, the dimensions of the pitching rubber is 24 inches long by 6 inches wide.
Its about 46 feet from the rubber on the pitcher's mound to the tip of homeplate.
you have to keep one foot on it while you're pitching so you don't get closer to the batter.
"Toe the rubber" is not an official baseball term, so I'm going to guess that you're using this term to mean when the pitcher assumes the windup position. If so, the answer to your question is "No." Once the pitcher assumes the windup position (or the set position), he/she has three options: 1) pitch; 2) throw to a base (in an attempt to pick off a runner); 3) step off the pitcher's plate (rubber). Rule 8.01 covers this and is quoted in the Discussion section for this question.
If the pitcher throws directly from the rubber to the shortstop, it is a balk. However, if the pitcher first steps back off the rubber, he can throw anywhere.
From the apex of home to the front edge of the pitching rubber.