Rocky Nelson

Rocky Nelson“That mound Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles must have been 36 inches high, and it was great, like stepping off a mountain. InChicagotheWhite Soxused to keep their mound only about six inches high and they had one of the best pitching staffs in the league. Their pitchers were used to it and it would mess up visiting pitchers. I’m sure they will have to raise it to get it up to 10 inches.”

– Roger Nelson on the change in mound height for the 1969 season.