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Legend has it that a proposal was made to move it back to exactly 60' 0" (from 45' 0"). But due to sloppy handwriting, it looked like 60' 6" so they moved the mound back to that distance when constructing fields. For no apparent reason, they just decided to keep it that way.

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Q: Why is the pitcher's mound exactly 60 feet 6 inches away from home plate?
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