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Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique charts to determine if John Hirschbeck called an even game behind the plate in Game Three of the World Series.

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The fastball is the most prevalent pitch in MLB and Michael Richmond explains the physics, including backspin and Magnus force, to an effective pitch.

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Brandon Magee explains why climbing the walls can be acceptable behavior from time to time, using a play by Anthony Rizzo as an example.

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Ian York looks at all major league players to see the effect that additional called strikes with the expanding strike zone has on their game.

An Interview with Sidearm Hurler Geoff Freeborn

Mike Richmond had a chance to pick the mind of former independent league pitcher Geoff Freeborn who threw sidearm and currently teaches others the delivery.

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