Mike Richmond explores the mythical gyroball to see if it actually exists and, if it does, how it is thrown and what type of break it has.
The slider is thrown with more speed and less break than a curveball, yet less speed and more break than a fastball. Mike Richmond explains how and why.
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.
Mike Richmond analyzes a study performed in Japan that sought to determine the point at which hitters didn’t need to see the ball to make solid contact.
Does a .300 hitter actually hit .300? Mike Richmond takes a look to see how long it takes for a hitter’s true talent to shine through.
The two-seam fastball is thrown at the same speed as the four-seam fastball, but it can have a very distinct break. Mike Richmond explores why.
Pitchers choose different arm angles: Why? Using Pitchf/x, Michael Richmond explains how the tilt of the arm affects the break of the ball.
Changing speeds is one of the most effective ways to fool a batter. Author Mike Richmond shows how a changeup is thrown and why it is so effective.