Every baseball game features hundreds of pitches from 60 feet, 6 inches, each serving one defined purpose: to defeat a hitter. Of course, the players those pitches are designed to conquer have an entirely different goal in mind. Virtually every Major League pitcher throws a combination of pitches, with starting pitchers often owning an arsenal of three or more offerings.
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Every baseball game features hundreds of pitches from 60 feet, 6 inches, each serving one defined purpose: to defeat a hitter.
To pitch a good cut fastball, pitchers throw a fastball but get a light amount of side spin, making the ball move in or out of its path by a few inches. By moving your fastball grip (like the 4-seam grip for fastballs), and bringing the thumb slightly up the inside of the ball, and the index finger slightly towards the outside, the pitch will become a slider fastball, moving like a very tight slider.
A knuckleball is one of the most unpredictable pitches. The ball doesn't spin like other baseball pitches, but rather glides and moves toward the plate. With this pitch, you'll be gripping the ball with your knuckles instead of your fingers. For a two-finger knuckleball, arch your middle and pointer fingers down.
In baseball, a pitch is the act of throwing a baseball toward home plate to start a play. The term comes from the Knickerbocker Rules. Originally, the ball had to be literally "pitched" underhand, as with pitching horseshoes. Overhand throwing was not allowed until 1884. The biomechanics of pitching have been studied extensively.
This is not a complete guide. I've picked twelve of the more common pitches: Fastballs: Four-seam, Two-seam, Cutter, Splitter, and Forkball. Breaking Balls: Curveball, Slider, Slurve, and Screwball. Changeups: Changeup, Palmball, Circle Changeup.
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