Prior to 1903, a pitching mound in MLB could be any height desired by the home team -- even zero if they didn't want any mound at all. From that year until 1968, a REGULATION mound had to be 15 inches higher than home plate. In that year, that height has been reduced to 10 inches. It has been a long-standing cheat for a home team with good pitchers to add height to the mound. Doing so has almost never been caught, simply because mound height (too high or too low) benefits (or hinders) both teams equally -- thus, nobody bothers to challenge it.
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Exactly 60 feet 6 inches
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I might be wrong, but I think the tallest part(at the rubber) is about 15 inches
The pitching rubber is at a height of 10 inches and is the highest spot on the mound.
MLB lowered the mound height from 15 inches to 10 inches for the 1969 season.
The pitching rubber is set at a height of 10 inches.
The pitcher was Bob Gibson. MLB lowered the mound in 1969. In 1968, Gibson went 22-9 with a 1.12 ERA and 268 strike outs.
60ft 6 inches