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Is Throwing A Changeup In Softball Hard Or Not?

When someone first starts playing the game of softball, they are focused on mastering the basic aspects of the game.  For pitchers, that usually means practicing day after day to throw hard, fast strikes straight down the center of the plate.  But once you manage to master that skill, you want to start adding strategy […]

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How to Throw a Knuckleball or Split Finger Fastball

The knuckle ball and the split finger fastball (the “splitter”) are two unique pitches that a very small “handful” of professional pitchers use primarily to fool batters during their time on the mound. These pitches are known to be so-called “bread and butter” pitches that certain pitchers use to almost perfection when the pressure is […]

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What is Curve Ball and How to Grip A Curve Ball?

I have personally seen only 2 great curve ball pitchers in my life.  They are Bert Blyleven and Sandy Koufax.  Blyleven threw his curve from what is known as the three quarter position, ie, the arm’s angle in relation to the pitch, thrown on a path from 1 o’clock to 7 o’clock.  Koufax came over […]

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