Talk:Pitch (baseball)

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Already covered[edit]

Isn't this already covered in Baseball#Pitching? Could it just be redirected there? --Flockmeal 05:04, Mar 9, 2004 (UTC)

Since there are 10-12 pitches, I personally prefer the independent list, rather than listing all of them within the body of the article, which should be more fluent. As it is, the article misses 6-8 pitches. I also think the pitches themselves are independently interesting enough to warrant being divorced somewhat from an vague overview on what pitching is. -- Matty j 05:21, Mar 9, 2004 (UTC)

Why aren't C, C#, D, E, F, F#, etc. included? :) -- Nunh-huh 05:07, 9 Mar 2004 (UTC)

LOL. Yeah, if it's going to be kept, it should be at List of baseball pitches. RickK 05:08, 9 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Touche. Thanks for the correction. (For the moment, I'll keep the See also: sections I added to the individual pitches as they are, as I think the context is obvious without the inclusion of "baseball".) -- Matty j 05:21, Mar 9, 2004 (UTC)
I was expecting famous football pitches when I first clicked the link -- Richard cocks 05:24, Mar 9, 2004 (UTC)

What was that really slow pitch that Whitey Ford used to throw that was kind of a lob? I tried to look it up on the Wikipedia, but no luck. I apologize if asking this question here is poor form of some sort, but it's really starting to bother me. Qdogg 00:21, May 4, 2005

Whitey Ford threw the scuffball, an illegal pitch that used sandpaper or some other foreign substance to alter the baseball itself. Whafro 02:10, Jul 14, 2005 (UTC)

Why is submarine included here? It's mentioned that it's not a pitch, but why is it here anyway? Whafro 02:10, Jul 14, 2005 (UTC)

Pictures of pitches[edit]

It strikes me that it would be useful to have pictures of how all these pitches are held. Is anyone able to take pictures of themselves doing this before I search for pictures of questionable copyright? (It might also be useful to diagram how these pitches move through the strike zone, but probably not.) Adam Conover 03:21, Jun 9, 2004 (UTC)

There are pictures of some of the pitches in the actual pitches lists. Not all of them have images, but some of them do. They are images showing the grip, but these are very helpful.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Wellsjc (talkcontribs) 05:12, 26 August 2004
Diagrams showing the ball rotation from the pitcher's point of vue would be also very useful; most breaking balls use rotation to achieve their breakinness—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 03:37, 8 September 2005
It's a good suggestion but different pitchers throw the same pitch using different grips. Depending on the size and shape of a pitcher's hand and his throwing motion, what works for one pitcher might not work for another, and what pitchers do is experiment with grips until they get the result they want. This is not to say that generalized diagrams or photos would not improve this article. (talk) 17:11, 11 July 2013 (UTC) Eric

Consolidating Pages[edit]

I think we should combine each type of pitch with it's main aritcle, that way we don't have 20 2-3 paragragh articles, just 3 or 4 concise ones. --Jonathan 05:20, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Legality of pitches[edit]

This article could be improved by a discussion of what pitches are legal under the rules (the spitball is no longer legal, for instance; an intentional beanball will get a pitcher suspended from play by the league), the requirements for a legal pitch as stated in the rules, with references (one foot must be on the rubber, etc.), and a brief mention of what constitutes a balk and a link to the balk article. (talk) 16:55, 11 July 2013 (UTC) Eric