How To Pitch A Fastball In Baseball

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how to throw a fastball in baseball

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as a pitcher your fastball can be the

most intimidating pitch in your arsenal

nothing keeps a batter from crowding the

plate like some high heat step 1

get a grip first you will need to learn

the correct way to grip the baseball the

classic four seam grip is done by first

placing your index and middle fingers

about an inch apart so that they cover

the seams

try not to cover the seams with your

fingertips or you'll lose velocity on

the ball place your thumb on the other

side of the ball but between your two

fingers step 2 the wind-up proper

mechanics are essential to becoming an

exceptional pitcher while sizing up your

target grip the ball keep it hidden in

your glove so it's not a tip off the

opponent's with your foot on the rubber

take a small step backwards with your

other foot to start your wind-up keeping

the center of your weight over the

rubber bring your glove and pitching

hand to your head while bringing your

hands back down pivot your foot flush

against the rubber step three the

delivery man with your eyes focused on

your target lift your knee rotate your

hips and keep your other knee slightly

bent to maintain balance and power as

you lower your stride leg begin to take

the ball out of the glove and your

gun your pitching arm should continue to

swing upward while your glove hand is

now pulling your front shoulder towards

home plate your throwing elbows should

be a bomb your shoulder while you're

rotating your hips the ball is released

from your fingers with your hand in

front of your body while allowing your

fingers to stay on top of the ball your

pitching arm extends out

down causing your hand through the same

your front leg should be slightly bent

as with your foot slightly close to home

play step 4

follow-through as you release the ball

your front leg should stiffen so that

your leg and upper body are now at a 90

degree angle your back leg should swing

around next to your stride leg putting

you in a feeling position