Friday, February 21, 2014

Simple Pitching Mechanics To Teach Any Beginner Little League Pitcher

Any parent can easily teach this simple delivery to a beginner pitcher but by making some improvements could enhance these mechanics even more. Here is Yankees Don Larsen pitching a perfect game in the 1956 World Series using his no wind-up delivery. Few understood then that this delivery made a lot of sense....especially starting with his lead leg already back behind the rubber. However, Don Larsen could have increased his velocity considerably by making a couple of minor adjustments...first by getting lower with some more bend in his back leg, by gaining more momentum by moving his entire body faster sideways into a longer stride using more back leg drive and by breaking his hands later so his arm got the energy to the ball as late as possible. Also, if he used a step-back technique instead of starting already with his leg back that too could have added to his overall momentum.

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