Pitching 101

How to deliver a screwball

  1. Begin in fastball stance
  2. As you stride towards your catcher, your stride should be a foots length longer than a fastball
  3. As you rotate your hips 90 degrees, you’ll reach the ball towards the sky and have seams #1 and #2 should be facing your catcher
  4. As your arm swings down towards your hip, rotate your arm so that your elbow is almost facing your catcher
  5. Pull down with your thumb, and point to the right with your pointer finger
  6. Release the ball (with a “hitchhiker thumb”)
  7. As you close your hips, push out to the right with your right foot and right arm
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