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.






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:



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


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


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)


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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