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How far is the pitching mound from home plate?

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The distance from the pitching mound to home plate depends on whether the sport is baseball or softball. Furthermore, the distance can vary depending on the level of ball, the age range and the particular league.

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How far is the pitching mound from home plate?
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In baseball, the most common distance of the pitching mound to home plate is 60 feet, 6 inches. This distance is standard for major league baseball, college and high school baseball and junior, senior and big league divisions of Little League baseball. The distance for Little League major and below divisions is 46 feet.

For softball, the distances also vary. For men, the distance is 46 feet. For women’s college the distance is 43 feet. Women’s amateur pitching distance is 40 feet.

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