The pitcher’s mound in baseball refers to an area in the center of the diamond section of the field in which the pitcher stands and makes their moves. The pitcher’s mound is also sometimes known as the hill, as it is a raised area of the field.
The pitcher’s mound is 18 feet in diameter, and the center of it is placed 59 feet from the home plate. In the center of the pitcher’s mound is the pitcher’s rubber, which is a plate similar in structure and shape to the home plate.
The pitcher’s mound is elevated slightly above the rest of the field as a means to enable the pitcher to be able to throw successfully. In official games, the pitcher’s rubber can be no higher than 10 inches above the home plate.