Wednesday, November 18, 2020

What Are the Different Types of Pitches in Baseball?

Different types of pitches in baseball
A great starting pitcher can throw anywhere from four to five pitches anywhere in the zone for strikes. One might be his designated strikeout pitch that he goes for early in the count when he’s got the batter in a hole. A great pitcher might only utilize one pitch, like Hall...

How Much Does a Baseball Weigh?

America’s pastime is and has been governed by a plethora of rules both written and unwritten for over a century, but when it comes to the ball that is thrown to start every single game, Major League Baseball has installed a little leeway. A Major League Baseball qualified baseball has to weigh between five...

American League top MVP Candidates

Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox took home MVP honors last season and while having a solid season, is far off the pace from a year ago.  With baseballs flying out of the ballpark at record rates, there are several players having seasons worthy of MVP consideration.  Not to overlook pitchers, because they...

Top National League MVP Candidates for 2019

With the Major League Baseball season heading down the home stretch, the playoff races are heating up. Coinciding with the run for the post season are battles for individual honors, including Most Valuable Player. Generally, the MVP comes from a contending team and this year is no exception. Here are the top five candidates for the National League...

What Is a Balk in Baseball? Understanding Baseball’s Balk Call

A balk is one of the rarest calls in all of baseball, as explained in this hilarious article. The reason being that preventing a balk is ingrained in pitchers from the youth level, all the way through the major leagues. Not issuing a balk is an automatic response. The windup stays the same every...

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