Step 8: Pitching

Pitching is harder than it looks. First, you need to be able to throw the ball. Both feet are on the rubber. Then, your front foot (opposite your pitching hand, i.e. left leg for righties) goes about a foot's distance away from the rubber, on the same line as it. After, your other foot goes in the hollow right in fron of the rubber. Some fields might not have this, and if it doesn't have that dug-out space, it must be a pretty nicely kept field. Anyway, so you plant that back foot, raise your front leg in a upside down L shape, then start throwing the ball while the front foot drives forward. Try pointing your glove hand at the location you're throwing at, then tuck it into the crick of your shoulder- it might be too much to remember. In your follow through, you should be facing home plate.

The first pitch you should learn to throw well is the 4-seam fastball. This is the pitch that is usually your hardest, and the one that goes straight. To grip it, take your first 2 fingers, space them about 3/4 to an inch away from each other, and put them so they are perpendicular to a seam. Hard to understand without pictures. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-seam_fastball
What about infield fly rule? tagging up? different grips on the baseball? actually, i think you left out pitching just thought i'd mention
jk, you do have tagging
It's a collaboration, add your stuff in.
k then
If you want to include that stuff in, ask him to include you in the collaboration.
<p>ok </p>
I did
<p>I played baseball when I was little withe my brother</p>
I played little league when I was younger
Thanks for putting this together. Hitters have a tendency to sweep the bat when they swing level, which causes the bat to roll.<br> <br> In a nutshell:<br> If pitch is high, barrel of the bat is slightly above the hands on contact<br> If pitch is at waist, barrel of the bat is slightly below the hands on contact<br> If pitch is low, barrel of the bat is below the hands on contact<br> <br> Coach Brock<br> <a href="http://www.learnbaseballhitting.com" rel="nofollow">Baseball Hitting Drills</a> | learnbaseballhitting.com
My dad was too busy to spend time with me and died when I was 6. Now I voulenteer with kids without dads, I am stuck there are several baseball games comming soon and I do no know how to play any sports. This never was important till now so don't laugh help me if you can.
Its really good because I never noo how to play baseball very well.
haha loser<br />
Tough to explain how to play baseball in so few steps, but a nice start! In Step 8, I'd encourage all beginner baseball players to learn how to throw/pitch using a 4-seam fastball grip. <br /> <br /> Steven Ellis<br /> Former Chicago Cubs pitching pro<br /> <a href="http://www.youthbaseball.com" rel="nofollow">Youth Baseball</a> / YouthBaseball.com<br />
hey i can't edit or somethin, so... here it is in Step 4- make sure that you watch the ball make contact with the ball, don't be looking up or anything. Also, your front foot should be flat on the ground, and your back heel lifted. You need a good, level swing (like you said) and the arms need to be extended all the way.
hey where u from lol
dude your back heel shouldnt be lifted your supposed to have weight on your back heel not have your foot lifted
It's just not humanly possible! try it, your motion will MAKE you lift up that back heel as you're following through
you're probably right...good thing I didn't put that in!
ok now try to edit it it should work
Sweet, but in argentina the only baseball is Wii Sports Baseball and I love it!!
Baseball is a very fun game and you explained it good.
This is only 8 steps? Baseball is complecated it should be atleast 12 steps
hey dude i removed my step nine! now can we PLEASE be freinds again?
kinda acward puting this here
Why? It's for the burning questions contest.
this is the basics not the pros

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