A presentation on the mechanics of Pitching a Baseball. Copyright Jerry Gardner, July 2005
ABSOLUTES of Pitching Balance & Posture Equal & Opposite Late Rotation & Torque Fixed Glove
Balance & Posture Balance is referred to as the ability to keep your head of over your center of gravity. Posture will be considered appropriate if you: –H–Have good Balance. –K–Keep good Balance through the entire pitching motion. The foundation of the pitching delivery is balance/posture.
Equal & Opposite Equal & Opposite refers to the position of the arm at foot strike. Defined as lining the elbows up, while having the same forearm angles in both arms. This mirroring of the arms is a very strong position that creates a good timing mechanism.
Late Rotation & Torque Defined as the hips delaying any rotation until at least 75% of the stride length. The later the rotation, the better the pitcher. Helps to hide the ball better. Gets the release point of the ball closer to the plate.
Fixed Glove Fixing the Glove is defined as keeping the glove out in front of the body from the time the glove gets on target, to through release of the ball. A fixed glove will get you farther out on your stride, and will allow you rotate later. A front side (fixed glove) that does not work properly will take you away from your target.