The sport of baseball is played by men, women, boys, and girls of all ages. For over 150 years it has been America’s favorite pastime. One throws a small ball at an opposing player to see if he or she will be able to hit the ball with a bat. This seemingly simple action has brought much enjoyment to players and spectators alike.
As the pastime of baseball has become more and more popular, it also became more and more competitive. And, the more competitive it became, the more people started playing it. As teams from near and far began to compete against one another, it became important for everyone to play and practice in the same manner with the same field specifications.
The best players of baseball are often selected to play in a league called “Major League Baseball.” These men compete at the highest level. And, since they have the most strength and skill, the pitchers in this league are required to throw the baseball the furthest distance. The distance determined from the pitching rubber on the pitcher’s mound to the back of the home plate in this league is 60 feet and 6 inches.
However, younger boys and girls have nowhere near the strength and stamina of grown men. For this reason, the organization “Little League Baseball” was created to set a more realistic set of rules and regulations for younger athletes. The smaller field dimensions adopted by this league have made it less difficult for pitchers to throw the baseball at batters in a more accurate and consistent way. This makes it more fun for all players. The distance determined from the front of the pitching rubber on the pitcher’s mound to the back of the home plate for this league is 46 feet, 14 feet and 6 inches shorter than that of professionals.
Sometimes, local leagues want to follow the specifications of the Little League but either don’t have the room for larger fields or want fields that can accommodate multiple ages of players on the same field. In these situations, the Little League allows for Juniors to pitch from a distance of 54 feet and Intermediates to pitch from a distance of 50 feet.
To accommodate these changing field dimensions, recreation departments and tournament organizations have opted to use portable pitching mounds. Traditional pitching mounds are made of infield dirt piled higher in the center of the baseball diamond. However, those mounds are not movable. Portable pitching mounds which can move from the furthest pitching distance to the nearest pitching distance are made of lightweight materials allowing just a few men to change the field dimensions in just a few seconds.
However, not all portable pitching mounds are constructed in the same way. AllStar Mounds uses high-quality fiberglass covered in the best artificial turf to provide a portable pitching mound that is both durable and portable. AllStar Mounds has been making these high-quality portable pitching mounds for many years and is one of the highest quality mounds you can buy. Their AllStar #4 Pony League Pitching Mound is their most popular pitching mound. Its dimensions are 90″ W x 119″ L x 8″ tall with a removable 6″ x 24″ white rubber pitching rubber. The mound comes in green or clay color.