There is a certain way you need to hold an eephus. You need to grab a Baseball. The two seams you would hold to throw a two seamed fastball need to be side to side instead of up and down. Then you hold the bottom seam with your thumb and index finger. Then you throw it as a normal fastball and as you throw it the ball will fly out of your hand with the rotation going forward. Then as the ball gets closer it just tumbles down a good 5 feet. I learned to throw this from my pitching coach who played 4 years D2 ball.
Rip Sewell is credited with inventing the eephus pitch.
Orlando Hernandez of the mets
Vincente Padilla has thrown his 50 mph eephus pitch on many occasions.
An "eephus" pitch is a low velocity throw with a high arc, designed to trick the batter by disrupting his timing. Although the origin of the name "eephus" isn't definitively know it's suspected that it may be based on the Hebrew word "efes" meaning "nothing".
When I caught in highschool it was used as a brutally slow change up. Sometimes the pitcher would throw it 10 feet in the air in a huge arc. Very demeaning to the batter. See Web Links for Video of the eephus pitch in action, Cleveland vs. New York, July 24, 1970.
Rip Sewell made it famous, Bob Tewksbury and Kaz Tadano are the only recent players I can think of who threw one, although Dave LaRoche threw a "LaLob" which was comparable.
Mainly grip on the pitch. If you wore runners and it rained for instance, you would fall, a lot!
When the cricket pitch is wet, balls may not bounce off easily. The players may also have a hard time maintaining a firm grip on the ground.
welll you need proper mechanics and alot of practice some arm strenthing exercises along with fore arm and grip strength and alot of stamina!
Grip is a noun (a grip) and a verb (to grip).
they have the interlocking grip,the overlapping grip,and the Baseball grip
a breaking ball is simply any pitch that curves, dips, dives, moves or does anything but go in a straight line. Curveballs, sliders, sinkers, slurves, screwballs and gyroballs are all examples of breaking balls. Note that changeups do not count as breaking balls, because their purpose is not to confuse the batter with a change in direction, but rather a change in speed. Knuckleballs are sort of a combination of offspeed and breaking balls, and I'm not sure what an eephus pitch is.