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How To Throw Baseball Curving Ball

 
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:07 am    Post subject: How To Throw Baseball Curving Ball Reply with quote

Hi Everybody, Very Happy

Off course there is no specific moment when a coach or parent will say it is time now to throw curving ball. However, the proper age for the player to be able to throw curving ball is 14 or 15 years old. If young players throw curveballs on a consistent basis at younger ages they can cause damage to their elbows and thus hinder the growth process

There are several key elements to the curveball that must be followed in order to throw the pitch properly



1- Grip the ball with your middle and index fingers together, with the fingers across the seams of the ball at the widest part

2- Don’t let the ball touch the palm of your hand, or you won’t generate enough topspin, which is what allows the ball to drop when it gets close to home plate.

3- Practice developing your speed as you master your form and stance. Speed is a very important factor in your delivery. Curveballs with little speed are easily hit by the batter

4- It is important that you release the ball close to your body (Short Arm). The further you release from your body, the less resistance your middle finger will have on the
seam and therefore your rotation will be looser.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if it's similar to swinging the ball in cricket.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it might be because they both swing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the post. I don't know how to throw the balls except for fastballs. LOL.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.... very informative
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Balls...they are all round Reply with quote

Well, you need to learn the art of throwing many balls...One of them is the gooseball...... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a youngster I found it was a little helpful to have a ball with markings for finger placement.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: curveball Reply with quote

Dont you have to split your two fingers to throw a curveball?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with above poster..... he really made it look as if the catch was too easy. It actually fluked in his hand
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thanks for this one. This would certainly help my game a lot. I've always wanted to get a perfect curved ball, but I can't get my throws right.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The grip you have on the ball in the picture is realy a four seam fastball grip, my son is a pitcher just out of high school, I will try to post a pic of his grip

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the really a info that I was looking for and you also post a picture that is really guide me very well thanks and hoping more tips in future Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: How To Throw Baseball Curving Ball Reply with quote

Hi very informative post
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