Meaning of take the mound in English:

take the mound


  • (of a pitcher) have a turn at pitching.

    ‘he took the mound yesterday for the first in time in over a year’
    • ‘Yesterday, two Cuban pitchers took the mound in front of Major League scouts in an attempt to attract a large offer.’
    • ‘On July 9, 1948, baseball's oldest rookie took the mound for the Cleveland Indians.’
    • ‘In one game against the St. Louis Cardinals, he took the mound in the first inning and went the rest of the way for a victory.’
    • ‘When Clemens took the mound in Game Four, he became the third oldest pitcher ever to start a World Series game.’
    • ‘When he takes the mound, the team behind him knows they have a chance, and that's probably the biggest compliment you can give somebody.’