By admin •  Updated: 06/01/14 •  5 min read

Pitching In Baseball – Our Coaches Can Help Answer Your Questions

Many say that pitching in baseball is where games are won and lost. My belief is that a team wins and loses together, but pitching is pretty important.

A pitcher controls much of the game from the tempo standpoint. Other than the catcher, no player handles the baseball as much as a pitcher does. Every pitch and every pick off attempt begins with the pitcher. That is why so many people believe that a good team will always start with a good pitching staff.

Pitching in baseball is very important and young players need to learn the correct mechanics to deliver the ball consistently for strikes as they gradually learn the mechanics of throwing off-speed pitches and develop a stronger arm. Pitching velocity can be increased (to a certain extent) if the proper mechanics are being taught and used. Pitching control will definitely improve with proper pitching mechanics. Check our our youth pitching drills page.

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Questions From Other Visitors

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Why is there hardly any difference between Little League and MLB pitch limits?

11/12 year olds are limited to 85 pitches per day by Little League rules. MLB pitchers are sometimes removed after 90 or 100. There is hardly any difference …

Pre-Pitching Resistance Band workout time period

I’d like to incorporate and utilize resistance bands for pre-pitching warm-up and post-recovery for our Little League players. Is there a good study that …

Pitching question

How may consecutive games can a pitcher pitch?


In Major League Baseball, there is no rule for how …

Who gets the win?

Team is winning game in the 7th inning and the pitcher leaves game. Team loses game.

Does the pitcher that left the game get the loss?

Do MLB pitchers and catchers still hold pregame meetings on how to pitch hitters?

In my interview with Johnny Schmitz, an old Cub pitcher, he questioned if this was still being done. He used to do it with his catcher.

With all the …

Pitching Tactics

I have been interviewing a former MLB pitcher who is in his 90’s. His memory gets a little fuzzy and he said something I’m curious about.

He said today’s …

How to throw a forkball for a strike

When I started to pitch my forkball, sometimes it would break down too soon and be a ball and sometimes it only would break like a sinker.

Please help …

Difference between Sinker Ball and Split Finger Fastball?

In baseball, I hear announcers talk about the sinker ball and the split finger fastball. What is the difference between these two pitches?


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Pitching Is Not Easy

Learning how to pitch a baseball correctly starts at a young age while learning how to throw a baseball. It is very important, at that time, that kids develop the proper arm action and throwing technique. As kids grow older, they will take what they have learned and continue to develop themselves into a pitcher.

It takes time, good coaching and a good attitude to develop into a quality pitcher at any level. Some kids are blessed with a very strong arm, but as they get older they can’t simply throw it by hitters. They need to learn control so they don’t walk as many hitters and they don’t throw it right down the middle of the plate where it is easy for hitters to make solid contact. All of this takes time and effort.

I Love Pitching In Baseball

As a fan, I love watching a good baseball pitcher. My favorite memory of a great pitching performance was when Jack Morris (MN Twins) won game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Blackjack (his nickname) pitched a 10-inning complete game to get a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. It was one of the most gutsy performances I have ever seen.

Tom Kelly wanted to pull Morris in the 8th or 9th inning, but Jack wasn’t going to let that happen. They argued for a bit on the mound and Jack won the argument. He went on to dominate the rest of the game and brought home the World Series trophy to Minneapolis.

That was one of the best moments in my baseball memory as a Twins fan. In fact, I just got goosebumps writing about it!

In summary, work hard at being a good baseball pitcher. You can control games and be a big part in your team’s victories. On the other hand, you could also be a big part in your team’s losses. It is up to you if you want to work hard and smart!

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