The slurve, as it sounds, is a combination of two pitches–a slider and a curveball.
A pitcher can throw a slurve by throwing a curveball as if it were a slider.
In other words, the general grip of the pitch will be similar to that of a curveball, but it will be thrown with a velocity similar to that of a slider.
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The screwball is one of the most devastating pitches in all of baseball.
It’s especially confusing for batters as the pitch will take the complete opposite trajectory as most pitches.
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Many people get a forkball confused with a split-finger fastball.
While the two pitches are similar in terms of the grip and how the ball moves out of the pitcher’s hand, the forkball is thrown slower and has a nastier downward spin to it.
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When there are bang-bang plays in baseball, every inch and every second can make a difference.With base runners going at full speed to try to beat a throw from a fielder, they will oftentimes perform a slide to try to get to the base faster and safer, while avoiding a tag at the same time.Knowing […]Continue reading
Stealing a base is one of the most exciting plays in all of baseball.It only takes a mere few seconds from the time the base runner breaks for the next base and when the ball arrives at that base from the catcher, which makes the play all the more exciting.To be a successful at base […]Continue reading
There’s nothing quite like buying a new baseball glove.From going to the store to pick out the glove that’s the right size and looks the best…To bringing it home and taking off all the tags, it’s a great experience for young kids new to the game and even older players, too.If you’ve never bought a […]Continue reading
When thrown properly, the sinker can be one of the most effective and efficient pitches in baseball.“Why?”The late downward movement of the pitch confuses many batters.That’s why learning how to throw a sinker can be one of the smartest decisions you make as a developing pitcher.It’s difficult for a batter to detect out of the […]Continue reading
Baseball is said to be a game of inches and intense strategy.Managers for each team are always trying to find an edge in certain game situations where they can give their team an advantage to either score a run or prevent the other team from scoring a run.In some games, runs seem easy to come […]Continue reading
The knuckleball is one of the hardest pitches for a batter to hit in baseball.Unfortunately, learning how to throw a knuckleball pitch is also one of the hardest things for a pitcher to master.That’s why despite it being so deceptive, there aren’t too many pitchers who throw it with regularity.The reason why a knuckleball is […]Continue reading
If you have intentions of being involved in baseball for many years, it’s important to learn how to keep score in baseball.This method is used across the board so that anyone can understand what happened on every play in the game, no matter whether they attended the game or even watched the game at all.Unlike […]Continue reading