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How to Throw a Fastball

When a young baseball player is learning how to throw a fastball, there are a few techniques that must be learned first. The size of the athletes...

4 Tips for Coaching Low-Velocity Softball Pitchers

Coaches like to put pressure on a softball pitcher to throw FAST! After all, the sport is called FASTpitch softball. But not every pitcher is build to...

Success With Health: How Trevor Bauer Increased His Velocity

"My dad always told me that success was going to be defined in the future—in five, 10, 15 years—not by today's game. So to have a process and have...

Alex Gordon's Approach to Hitting

There was a time when folks wondered whether Alex Gordon would ever make it in the big leagues. Gordon, the failed first-round third baseman-tu...

This 13-Year-Old Girl Would Strike You Out

The phrase "you throw like a girl" suddenly has a new—and positive—meaning, thanks to 13-year-old Mo'Ne Davis. On Sunday, the baseball star...

Blink and You'll Miss Aroldis Chapman's Blazing 104-MPH Fastball

Flame-throwing Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is widely regarded as the hardest throwing pitcher in baseball. Last night vs. the Arizona D...

The 5 Most Painful Spots to Be Hit by a Pitch

Baseball may not be the most physical sport in terms of contact, but few things in sports are more painful than being struck by a 95-mph fastball. ...

Use These 3 Grips to Throw a Changeup They Can't Hit

In my opinion, the best weapon a pitcher has in his arsenal is the change-up. "Fad" pitches come into style all the time. In Roger Clemens day, it was...

How Clayton Kershaw Gets in the Zone

Clayton Kershaw likes to work fast and control the tempo of the game. The Los Angeles Dodgers ace made quick work of the Colorado Rockies Wedne...

Baseball Catcher Technique, Part 5: Calling Pitches

When a catcher reaches high school his pitching staff will develop a variety of pitches that they will be able to throw. The catcher must learn what...