What's the purpose of the pitcher's mound in baseball?

Hi Cecil,

Just a clarification regarding the most recent mound height change: the mound was changed to 10" after the 1968 “Year of the Pitcher” season (McClain, Gibson, etc.).

Keep up the good work!


Hi Terry and welcome to the SDMB!

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