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Should Pitchers Ice After Throwing to Prevent Shoulder Injuries? [ARTICLE]

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In a sport as rooted in tradition as baseball, some habits go back so far that nobody stops to think about whether they're actually useful. Phrases like "roll the wrists at contact" while hitting, or the idea that baseball players should not lift wei... Continue

Rotator Cuff Exercises (and More) for Pitchers [ARTICLE]

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Many pitchers report shoulder or elbow pain at some point in their careers, limiting participation. But many of these injuries may be preventable by keeping a safe pitch count, ensuring proper throwing mechanics, maintaining range of motion and...... Continue

Developing the Pitcher-Catcher Relationship [ARTICLE]

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One of the rockiest relationships in sports, and one of the most important, is the relationship between pitchers and catchers. Big egos and strong opinions can easily get in the way. To work together in harmony to get the job done, these players...... Continue

Learn to Throw the Thumb Splitter [ARTICLE]

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The original splitter made famous by Bruce Sutter has since been utilized by many pitchers on every level. Unfortunately, it has also attributed to many elbow injuries along the way. Perfecting the pitch and avoiding injury has been a double-edged...... Continue

Pitch Selection [ARTICLE]

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It's difficult to underestimate the importance of pitch selection as it relates to winning games. Whether coaches choose to make these decisions or leave them to the pitcher and catcher, these basic principles should guide the pitch-selection process... Continue

Pitchers: Pre-Game Routine [ARTICLE]

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Going into his fifth start of this 2011 season, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez had a 1st inning ERA of 29.25. Prior to his latest start, the announcers talked quite a bit about what causes pitchers to have so much difficulty in the first...... Continue

Pitcher and Catcher: Working Together [ARTICLE]

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A certain beautiful type of rhythm happens when a pitcher and catcher work in harmony together. I have found that this rhythm occurs more often when the pitcher and catcher are allowed to call the game—with limited interference from the coach.... Continue

Purpose Pitch vs. Waste Pitch [ARTICLE]

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A pitch is thrown way outside and high. A player from the bench yells "Good waste pitch!" But was it? I believe there is quite a...... Continue

How to Throw Strikes Consistently [ARTICLE]

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If you're a pitcher, you must master throwing strikes. You have to be able to throw a strike in any count, to any batter, with runners on base, and with the game on the line. Throwing strikes will not only help you win games, it will reduce...... Continue

Do You Practice Your Purpose Pitches? [ARTICLE]

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Ever notice how many young pitchers have no idea how to throw at pitchout? If you want to see something funny (or sad depending on your perspective), have your pitchers do a drill where every pitch is a pitchout to the catcher. Then...... Continue