February 04, 2009

Baseball Pitches Illustrated: Interesting look at how to identify pitches, including speeds and pitch movement.

posted by AaronGNP to baseball at 10:19 PM - 6 comments


Ball Headed Toward Head: Pitch Type: Angry Pitcher

posted by Drood at 07:30 PM on February 05, 2009

As an ex-seamer and occasional leg break bowler in cricket, I've always been fascinated by baseball pitching.

However, the diagrams only tell me what happens to the ball in flight, not how to grip and throw. Anyone got a good reference for something like that?

posted by owlhouse at 07:59 PM on February 05, 2009

How's this for a grip guide?

posted by NoMich at 08:03 PM on February 05, 2009

No Kung fu grip?

posted by BoKnows at 08:06 PM on February 05, 2009

Cool. Thanks NoMich. Next season on TV will make more sense now.

Nice try, Bo, however I think that particular grip is used when the benches clear.

posted by owlhouse at 08:18 PM on February 05, 2009

Thanks for posting this Mr GNP. Seeing the up/down and left/right movement charted like this is pretty cool. Of course, that is, if the pitcher has control. If not, all bets are off. And as one of the commentors brought up, there is no graph for the knuckleball. (If it's possible to create one, I don't know.)

posted by BoKnows at 10:11 PM on February 05, 2009

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