Baseball is America’s favourite pastime, and every day millions of people go out into the back yard and try to become a better player. Hopefully, through practise, they will be able to live the American Dream and play baseball for a living. Just imagine your life as one of the most recognisable sports stars in the United States of America. Still, going out into the backyard to practise your pitching is never going to be enough. To reach the upper echelons of any sport, you need to exploit the industry’s best accessories and coaching aids. For baseball and pitching, that is a pitching mound. Here are the reasons why pitching mounds are an integral weapon in the pitcher’s armoury.