The Six Best Pitches In BaseBall

Shane Anderson

Baseball

Baseball is one of the most popular if not the most popular sport in the World today. One of the biggest Components in Baseball is the Pitches. The Pitches are what the Pitcher throws to strike out the Batter. There are Multiple Pitches but here are the top six most popular and best pitches in Baseball.
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The Fastball

The Fastball is the main pitch in Baseball because it is the easiest to throw. It is the easiest to throw because it has the most simple grip out of all the pitches and is the fastest and straightest. To grip a fastball you put your index finger and your middle finger on the perpendicular seam of the ball. The horseshoe seam should face into the Ring Finger of your throwing hand.

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The CurveBall

The Curveball is the second main pitch in baseball. It is the second main pitch because it has the most movement. When you throw it, it moves from the side of your throwing arm to the complete other side. this accomplishes the goal of throwing off the batter. It is also usually at least 15 mph slower than the fastball. Every now and then a pitcher will throw it harder. lastly it Usually has a 12-6 break (as if looking at a clock ).

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The Changeup

The Changeup looks a lot like a Fastball right before its thrown out of the Pitchers hand but when released it commonly drops a little bit and is always around 10-20 mph slower than the Fastball. Depending on the pitcher, some will throw a change-up that has a little depth, and some just float it in there and rely on the change in speed, and the similar spin for effectiveness.

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The Sinker

The Sinker is pretty self explanatory because as it nears the plate it sinks. This gets the batter very unbalanced. To grip a Sinker you simply place your middle and index finger between two inside seams, like you're throwing a two-seam fastball, Lay or tuck your thumb under the ball lightly.

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The Slider

The Slider is a very good pitch, When you throw it, it slides across to the opposite side of the plate that you released it on. This Pitch can be very good if the pitcher throws side-arm because the pitchers arm is already coming at a motion to the opposite side of the plate.

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Knuckleball

Among all the pitches the Knuckleball is my favorite pitch because it has the most movement. I can not throw this pitch however, because it is the hardest pitch to be able to throw consistently and the most difficult to grip. what the pitch does is, The ball comes into the zone with almost no rotation. This will make the ball flutter, having unpredictable movement which can make the pitch tough to hit and catch.

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You may not have known much about Baseball pitches before reading this but I'm sure that now you do know the importance of them and that these are the best pitches among the best sport in the world today.