Thursday, August 5, 2021

Atlantic League Introduces 61' 6" Mound Experiment

The Atlantic League, one of MLB's partner leagues, introduced a new experiment this August, moving the pitching rubber back a foot from the traditional 60' 6" mark to 61' 6".

We visit the York Revolution vs Lancaster Barnstormers game to see the ALPB's historic first pitch from an extra foot behind the former mound position.

As the broadcasters surmised, "This in conjunction with the ABS [Automated Ball/Strike System], it'll be interesting to see how the second half [of the season] plays out."

Unfortunately, Lancaster did not use ABS due to apparent technical difficulties with that system.

Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Atlantic League Debuts 61' 6" Mound, a Foot Back from Usual Version (LAN)


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