4-seam fastball grip Illustrates how to hold a baseball to throw a 4-seam fastball.

While a fastball spins from bottom to top involving a backspin, the curveball spins from top to bottom. Moreover, the leverage in a fastball comes from behind the top of the ball, whereas in a curveball, the leverage comes from in front of the ball. A four-seam grip is a type of baseball grip used…

What is the difference between the two-seam fastball and a screwball?

One may throw a “slider,” while another will be throwing a cutter… same pitch different name. Announcers see one pitch and call it one thing where it is often something else. Different pitching coaches even have different names for the same pitches. And if this isn’t enough, different pitches that do the same thing can…