The pitcher’s mound in baseball is 60 feet from home plate. A ball is hit perfectly along the third base line. The pitcher runs directly towards the halfway point of the third base line to catch the ball. How far does the pitcher have to run to catch the ball?

Answer:Starting 6 inches in front of the rubber, or 60 feet from home plate, the mound slopes downward at a rate of 1 inch per foot over a span of at least 6 feet. It is very important that the mound be maintained in good condition. The pitcher depends on having good footing on the mound, and he may be injured he slips during his delivery.hope this helps