You have to spin or slice the ball hardly, but if you watch the "prince of the tennis'' before, you will know that a ball can't spin that incredible. The ball curv…ed depends on your strength, just spin your hardest! ( Full Answer )
A hanging curveball is a curveball that is thrown in a way that makes it easier to hit. A good example of one is a slow curveball that is thrown down the middle. If you get on…e of these babies thrown to you while your at the plate, swing at it. It is an easy pitch to crush for a dinger or at least a double. ( Full Answer )
Baseball historians credit the invention of the curve to either Candy Cummings or Fred Goldsmith..
Cummings pitched for six years in the major leagues between 1872-1877. He s…aid he thought of the idea of the curveball while studying the movement sea shells made when thrown. He attempted to make the same motion with a baseball and in doing so created the curveball..
Goldsmith was a pitcher in the U.S and Canada in the same time frame as Cummings. He was the first pitcher to demonstrate throwing it to members of the media in 1870. ( Full Answer )
A 12-6 curveball is a breaking ball that has only downwards movement. However, it's unlike a sinker in that a sinker breaks at a sort of right angle while a 12-6 is in more of… an arc and generally breaks harder and more. It's a very effective pitch to throw. ( Full Answer )
The curveball is a breaking pitch in baseball thrown with a characteristic grip and hand movement that impart down and/or sideways spin to the ball . It is therefor…e considered a type of breaking ball . Contrary to a fastball (which has only back spin), the curveball has a diagonal spin that creates a wake behind the ball, making the pitch drop on its way to the plate. A curveball is used to disrupt the opponent's timing. While it is a good pitch for doing so, it is also a dangerous pitch to throw. The increased topspin of the ball has the potential to gain tremendous backspin off of a batter's bat, giving it much added distance if well hit. For pitchers, it is better to throw a straight breaking ball, one that breaks from high to low as opposed to side to side. The simple argument for this is that the batter has 33 inches to hit a side to side pitch, while only one inch to hit an up to down pitch. ( Full Answer )