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How many types of pitches are there?


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2011-09-13 03:14:04
2011-09-13 03:14:04

There are several different types of pitches.

-Fastball

-Curveball

-Slider

-Changeup

-Knuckle

These are the main different pitches, however, depending on the release of the ball and the particular arm action you can get different results such as:

-Slurve

-Screwball

Then there are different pitches just simply by the grip, but have similar but different results, some examples:

- 2 seam fastball

- 4 seam fastball

- cut fastball

- circle changup

- 3 finger changup

- 12/6 curve

- backdoor or backup curve * it is just a curveball that starts outside on a hitter that bats opposite of your throwing hand and then breaks to the outside corner

Fastballs

1) 4-Seam Fastball

2) 2-Seam Fastball

3) Sinker

4) Cutter

5) Running Fastball (opposite of cutter)

6) Splitter

7) Forkball

8) Shuuto

9) Gyroball

Off-Speed

10) Change-up (2-finger change-up)

11) Circle Change-up

12) 3-Finger Change-up

13) Palmball (4-finger change-up)

14) Vulcan Change-up(slow splitter)

Breaking Balls

15) Curveball

16) Slider

17) 12-6 Curve

18) Slurve

19) Sweeping Curveball(2-8 Curveball 10-4 for lefties)

20) Knuckle Curveball

21) Spiked Curveball (similar to the knuckle curve)

22) Yellow hammer(slow 12-6 not quite an eephus)

23) Screwball

24) Knuckle Slider

25) Straight Curve (1-7 Curveball 11-5 for lefties)

26) Beginner's Curveball (beginner)

27) Football Slider (beginner)

Junk

28) Knuckleball

29) Eephus

30) Chopball

31) 4 Shake Ball (Fork with knuckles up)

32) 2 Shake Ball (splitter with knuckles up)

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