Pitcher’s rubber

Sport: Baseball

The pitcher’s rubber is located in the center of the pitcher’s mound on the baseball field. It is a flat, rectangular shaped slab. It’s either made from a rubber material, or wood. It is 24×6 inches in size.

The pitcher’s rubber must be no more than 10 inches higher than the home plate, which is opposite it. When preparing to pitch the ball, the pitcher must ensure that contact is made with the pitcher’s rubber before throwing. Once the ball has been thrown, then the pitcher may step fully away from the rubber. The pitcher’s rubber is anchored to the floor, as a means to prevent it from moving or causing any disruption to play.

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