Different Types of Baseball Pitches

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Introduction: Different Types of Baseball Pitches

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This instructable includes different types of pitches.

Step 1: 4 Seamer

This is a regular 4 seam fastball.

Step 2: 2 Seamer

This is a 2 seam fastball,

Step 3: Changeup

This is a changeup. Throw slowly and accurate.

Step 4: Circle Changeup

This is a circle changeup. Throw slowly also.

Step 5: Curveball

Start at this grip, Then twist around to make your palm point upward. If you are under 25 you could seriously injure your arm throwing this a bunch of times.

Step 6: Slider

This has a lot of movement. Throw regular. Not slow.

Step 7: Knuckleball

Throw overhand. Don't flap wrist when throwing.

Step 8: Enjoy

Have fun. I hope this will help you in the future if you become a pitcher. I am also a pitcher. Remember, do not throw the curveball a bunch of times.

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    20 Discussions

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    BIGBOI93
    BIGBOI93

    10 years ago on Step 6

    This grip is more of a palmball, a slider should have your pointer and middle fingers across the widest part of the seams gripping the outer third of the ball and throw just as you would throw a fastball keeping your wrist loose

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    1LoganAdams1
    1LoganAdams1

    Reply 5 years ago

    Well said!

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    1LoganAdams1
    1LoganAdams1

    5 years ago

    None of these grips are right except for the two-seam fastball.

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    RedStark
    RedStark

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i just flick my wirst and it curves like a 1/2 a foot

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    1LoganAdams1
    1LoganAdams1

    Reply 5 years ago

    Don't flick your wrist dude, your going to have arm problems if you do.

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    ericabneri
    ericabneri

    7 years ago

    You have the wrong grips

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    1LoganAdams1
    1LoganAdams1

    Reply 5 years ago

    I completely agree with you, especially on the Slider.

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    stevenellis
    stevenellis

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice pitching grips, but I'd encourage you to throw all of your off-speed pitches with the same arm speed as your fastball. So while it's true that your changeup should be 12-15 mph slower than your fastball, the arm speed should be the same to create deception.

    Steven Ellis
    Former Chicago Cubs pitching pro
    Baseball Pitching Grips

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    RedStark
    RedStark

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    can you post some videos on different pitching grips and ways to throw them?

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    BIGBOI93
    BIGBOI93

    10 years ago on Step 4

    When throwing a circle change your thumb and pointer finger should be touching or overlaping your thumb

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    BIGBOI93
    BIGBOI93

    10 years ago on Step 2

    Just to add the closer you move your fingers together the more movement you get out of the pitch

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    mbrinkm
    mbrinkm

    11 years ago on Step 5

    You should NEVER twist or snap your hand when throwing any pitch, including a curveball. That increases the stress on your elbow and shoulder and leads to significant injury issues. A proper curveball is accomplished with grip and angle of the hand position during a normal throwing motion. Please refer to any book or video by Tom House on this issue

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    Bert99
    Bert99

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I suppose you didn't read my instructable very carefully. I warned everyone who viewed my instructable about hurting yourself when throwing a curveball.

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    mbrinkm
    mbrinkm

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I read it; the way that you described how to throw the pitch is incorrect and will lead to injury regardless of how old you are. If you are throwing a curveball that way and do any significant amounts of pitching then you will have an injury eventually. That's why I pointed you to Tom House - the current pitching coach at USC, former pitching coach for the Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, and is well respected in baseball for his knowledge. A proper curveball is no more damaging than a fastball and little league players should still throw nothing but fastballs.

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    Bert99
    Bert99

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I know. I did hurt my arm, but my friend showed me how to throw the right way.

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    lemonie
    lemonie

    11 years ago on Introduction

    This doesn't work as stills - get someone to film you pitching and post a slow-mo' video. L

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    Bert99
    Bert99

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    How? I am sorry but these are righty grips.

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    lemonie
    lemonie

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    The grips may be right, but they go with the pitching. It would be good to show the full technique in video. Things like "Don't flap wrist when throwing" are often best addressed by showing someone how to do it right. I was going off the title "baseball pitches" rather than seeing these as "grips for baseball pitches". And I'd like to see a video, difficult as it might be to do. L