Mickey Lolich

Mickey Lolich

“My elbow has been bothering me this spring. I can’t pinpoint exactly that it has been caused by the lowering of the mound but this is my 11th spring and I never had problems like this before. They’ve lowered the mound, changed the strike zone and said a pitcher can’t go to his mouth. Are we pitchers the bad guys, the villains? Who is going to balance my salary if my earned run average goes up to 3.50?”

– Mickey Lolich on the lowering of the mound in baseball to 10 inches for the 1969 season.