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Pitching by Sandy Koufax

Here’s an excerpt from a great article I read about Hall of Famer, Sandy Koufax. “During spring training in 1961, Norm Sherry, sitting with Koufax on a bus filled with reserves heading out of Vero Beach to an exhibition game, had suggested to Koufax that he ease up a bit — the harder he threw,…

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What is little league elbow?

Little league elbow is a pretty common occurrence that hopefully most throwers can avoid.  I see these injuries typically in either overpitched athletes, or in larger, stronger athletes that are still chronologically young, though biologically they are overdeveloped.  Stronger pitchers tend to be overused by coaches, bringing about what doctors now refer to as “Little…

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Getting Pitchers Ready For Games

Pitchers that come in games in mid-game or mid-inning are usually brought into pressure situations in need of a hold or with the game on the line.  In order to make sure that they get the proper warm-up and bloodflow to their pitching arm and rhythm and feel to throw strikes, here are some tips…

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The Skill Of Pitching

Turn on any MLB game, and you will see pitchers throwing in the 97-100 mph range.   What is upsetting sometimes, is that for all their high speed throwing, balance and consistency in their mechanics is lacking because of the maximum effort pitchers use to achieve these velocities. Velocity seems to be the buzzword of the…

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