Sunday, August 22, 2021

What is the Difference Between Pitches? And Why Are There So Many? | Quick Question (MLB Originals)

Can you tell the difference between a curveball and a slider? What about a fastball and a changeup? You might not realize it, but small discrepancies in finger placement are the difference between a 100 mile-per-hour fastball and a 65-mile-per-hour knuckleball.

On this episode of Quick Question (pres. by, we dive in on the evolution of pitch types, from the genesis of the fastball, to the innovation of breaking pitches like the curveball, changeup and slider. And we also analyze everyone’s favorite pitch: The Knuckler.

We also examine some of the best pitchers who varied their pitch types, like Red Sox legend Pedro Martínez and Mariners great/current Braves pitcher Félix Hernández.

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