and... their might be some pitchers that just loose the liveliness in their arms more quickly than others, even though they can sling the hell out of the ball.
it mostly depends on the pitcher's arm and how they have trained their arm. How can a pitcher get ready out of the bullpen with 10-15 warm-up pitches when it takes a starter around 60 pitches to get ready?
It's largely because of the way starters and relievers are trained and conditioned. Starters are trained to go deep into ballgames, and because they only pitch every fifth day, they can do this. Typically, a reliever will need to be ready to pitch everyday, or most every day. He can't go too far into a game because his team might need him again the very next day. Additionally, relief pitchers tend to be specialists who throw only one or two pitches. By the time a pitcher faces hitters for the second time, the hitters start figuring him out and he starts losing effectiveness, so the manager usually tries to get him out of there before that happens.
Wow I am seeing some pretty bad answers.. By the way, speed has nothing to do with stress put on the arm. I am 13 years old, throwing about 70 MPH. However, it is as hard as I can throw, and puts as much stress on my arm as Randy Johnson throwing 102.
Some pitchers just have more delicate arms than others and cannot last as long.
By the way, starters don't get more rest than relievers. They pitch every day before games, if you have ever been to a game. They only get 2 days rest.
However, in warming up before a game, the pitches they make aren't quite as hard as in a live game. This is because they don't wish to wear themselves out unnecessarily if either they're not scheduled to pitch or they want to keep that arm fresh for live action. Thus, the typical rest period still stands.
Pitchers throw harder... by a little bit.
I think it's harder hitting a machine, for the simple fact it's harder to anticipate the pitch since you can't see the pitchers arm or anything. The ball just suddenly shoots out at you.
It typically gets them thrown out of the game. Pine tar gives better traction on the ball and lets the pitcher throw pitches that are harder for the batter to hit.
to thougt fatherthey stand on higher ground to to through the ball faster and harder.
No, the starters genders are random but mainly boys to make it harder to breed
I would say QB over a Pitcher. Not to say that pitching is easy, but they throw to the same area (strike zone) and have up to 25 seconds to think and then throw while a QB has 2-5 seconds to not only read the defense but scan the field and find an open man and then make the throw. QB's also have anywhere from 3-6 people trying to kill them while the pitcher only has the fear of a very rare line drive. A pitchers arm may go through more strain than a QB's, a quarterback gets tackled and gets hit more. Overall i would say a QB is the harder position.
The answer is because left handed batters hit worse off left handed pitchers. There are two reasons for this. The first reason is spin. A left handed pitcher will more easily be able to put spin on a ball that causes the pitch to move from the right side to the left side of the plate (from the catcher's view). This spin moves away from a left handed hitter and toward a right handed hitter. It is believed, with lots of data to support it, that a ball spinning away from a hitter is harder to hit than one spinning closer to the hitter. That's one reason a left handed batter is worse at hitting a left handed pitcher. The other reason is sight and release points. The same principle of spin applies that a pitch moving away from the batter is harder to hit than one moving closer to a batter. Because of the pitcher's release point, a left handed pitcher will release the ball somewhere to the right of the mound (from the catcher's view) when the ball is thrown. If we assume the ball has no spin and is pitched to the center of home plate, it will have moved from the right of the mound to the center of the plate. This movement from a left handed pitcher is going away from a left handed hitter and going closer to a right handed hitter. There is not much difference between how well right handed batters fare against right handed pitchers and left handed pitchers because right handed pitchers are so common that right handed batters don't have the same level of disadvantage as left handed batters do against left handed pitchers. But the reason why right handed batters are better than left handed batters against left handed pitchers is mostly explained with spin and release points.
Even a slight scuff on the ball can cause it to spin differantly than normal, giving the pitcher a possible advantage and make it harder for the batter to pick up the ball as it comes in. Old-school pitchers used to keep a long finger nail or small piece of sandpaper in their glove to do this artificially.
Pitcher Mel Harder who spent 20 seasons (1928-1947) with the Indians. He ended up with career numbers of 223 wins, 186 losses, 3.80 ERA, 181 complete games, 25 shutouts, 3426 1/3 innings pitched, 1118 walks, and 1161 strikeouts. Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller (1936-1941, 1945-1956) is second with 18 seasons in an Indians uniform.
for starters, by a pointe shoe with a harder shank. or after you use your pointe shoes, put newspaper inside then. These are guarantied to expand the life of your pointe shoes.
Not sure that this is true, it may just seem that way because there are more right handed pitchers than lefties. There has surely been a lot of hard throwing lefthanders; Herb Score, Sandy Koufax and Steve Carlton are three oldtimers than come quickly to mind. There is also an old baseball adage that a lefthander cannot throw a straight ball, but I don't think there is any physical evidence to prove that. There is no physiological basis to the statement that right handers throw harder than left handers.
The Pitcher's Mound is raised because in order for a pitcher to have the motion of going forward and having the ability of hitting the strike zone, or wherever the pitch is called, he needs to have the downward motion. This also increases his chances of being harder to hit. A great man of baseball once told me, "Live at the knees and you're golden."
cause it's harder to throw a strike then a ball ...
Yes,but it depends. If the softball pitcher throws faster then the baseball pitcher then yes. Yet though, it depends because the way the softball is pitched it is a little bit harder to throw then a baseball pitcher throws it. It all depends on the pitcher though if the ball goes faster or slower.
Yes. The act of taking a step away from the base keeps a pitcher thinking about you. You, the baserunner, are helping to distract the pitcher, making it harder for him to concentrate on the batter.
Try using your legs, When you push off with your legs you put less strain on your throwing arm. If you watch MLB pitchers, pay close attention to the way they push off the mound when they pitch. When you learn to coordinate your push off with your throwing motion, it will help you throw a lot harder
For starters 4.2 is bigger than 1 and 0.42 is smaller than 1. But they are both decimals which makes it harder to recognise which is bigger and which is smalled. 4.2 is bigger than 0.42!
The pitching distance is 40 feet from home plate to the back of the pitching rubber. For 18U Gold and collegiate softball the pitchers mound is 43 feet away. This is because pitchers throwing at these levels throw much faster than those at the lower levels, making it a lot harder for batters to identify pitches.
Mel Harder played in 42 games at pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1935, starting in none of them. He made 18 putouts, had 81 assists, and committed 4 errors, equivalent to .095 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in). He had no double plays.
Mel Harder played in 15 games at pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1941, starting in none of them. He made 7 putouts, had 16 assists, and committed one error, equivalent to .067 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in). He had no double plays.
Mel Harder played in 19 games at pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1943, starting in none of them. He made 6 putouts, had 27 assists, and committed no errors, equivalent to 0 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in). He had 2 double plays.
Mel Harder played in 23 games at pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1928, starting in none of them. He made no putouts, had 8 assists, and committed 2 errors, equivalent to .087 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in). He had no double plays.
Mel Harder played in 11 games at pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1929, starting in none of them. He made no putouts, had 3 assists, and committed one error, equivalent to .091 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in). He had no double plays.
Mel Harder played in 39 games at pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1932, starting in none of them. He made 18 putouts, had 65 assists, and committed 2 errors, equivalent to .051 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in). He had no double plays.
Mel Harder played in 11 games at pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1945, starting in none of them. He made 6 putouts, had 19 assists, and committed no errors, equivalent to 0 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in). He had one double play.