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Breaking pitches spin, which results from applying finger pressure to the ball and snapping your wrist when releasing it. The middle finger is key. It the snap. It will require trial and error to find the correct release point.

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How do you throw a curve ball in softball?

spin the ball across your body

In which sport can you throw a curve ball?

in baseball

Which sport do you throw a curve ball?


In which sport you can throw a 'curve ball'?


What make a curve ball curve when you throw it?

Three things affect the trajectory of a curve ball: Coriolis effect, gravity and precession AKA spin drift.

Should a 9 year old be throwing a curve ball?

It depends which way he is throwing the ball. If he is twisting his wrist he could hurt his elbow and end up seriously injured. Only adults should twist their wrist when throwing a curve ball. There is a way to throw a curve ball without hurting your arm though. What you do is you get your grip on the baseball and throw the ball like a football. I throw my curves this way and they are pretty nasty.

Why does a curve ball drop right at home plate?

it drops there because when you throw a slow ball it will dorp there too.also when you throw a curve,you put top spin on it and a curve is slow too and if you want to hit it you are goin to have to watch it all the way and then hit.

In which event do you throw a curved ball?

It depends on the situation. You can throw a curve ball on the first pitch to get ahead but make sure you are hitting the corners and you don't make a habit of it because you will tip off hitters and they will set on the pitch. Also you can throw a curve ball when you are 0-2. If you have a good curve and a hard one you can attempt to throw it for a strike or if it's not that good you can throw it in the dirt and try to get the hitter to "fish" for it. If you throw it in the dirt and there is someone on base make sure you have a catcher who can lock it so there won't be a passed ball allowing the runner to advance to the next base.

Can little league pitcher throw a curve ball?

If he is skilled enough

How many ways can you throw a ball?

well being a softball pitcher myself, I throw 6 different pitches. There is the fastball, change-up, drop-ball, rise-ball, curve-ball, and screw-ball. There are also variations of each pitch, inside outside, high low. I throw a backdoor curve ball where instead of ending up on the outside of the plate to a right handed batter, it ends up on the inside. I do the same with my screwball.

In which sports you can throw a curve ball?

Baseball is the only sport to have a technique officially called a 'curve ball'. However, the various forms of bowling, including bowls (aka lawn bowling) also sometimes refer to the hooking of the ball after its release as a curve.

Who was the first player to throw a curve ball in an NCAA Baseball game?

Fred Godsmith

What pitches does cole hamels throw?

Fastball, circle-change, curve ball, cutter

How do you throw a slurve?

hold the ball like a four seam fastball then you know how you throw a curve get more grip and hold the ball tighter when your releseing the ball give it more break on it and curve your arm the other way then just relese it last with your index finger hope this helps. p.s it can hurt your hand

What does a red dot mean on a bowling ball?

On a bowling ball, the red dot can be a weight. They put weights on bowling balls to throw a curve ball.

Is the word curve a verb?

The word curve can be used as either a verb or a noun. As a verb: when you throw a ball, its path will curve downward, because of gravity. As a noun: the equation can be drawn on the graph as a smooth curve.

What is the sport played in south Florida on a court with a hard ball an curve stick to catch and throw the ball?

Jai Alai

Who was the first person to throw a curve ball in the MLB?

Mordecai Brown was the first person to throw a curveball. They called him "the three fingered pitcher"

How do you throw a slider in baseball?

A slider is thrown like a curve ball just much faster.

Why do baseballs curve?

Baseballs curve due to the pitch that is thrown. There are many different pitches that can be thrown to make the ball curve, such as the curveball, slider, gyro and many more. Each pitch has a different grip and a different way to throw the ball. You need to use your wrist to whip the ball and cause the curvature.

What is the difference between a pitcher's command and a pitcher's control?

Great question. The pitchers command means that his pitches are doing what he wants them to do. If his intent is to throw a curve ball, then the ball will curve. The pitcher has control when the pitches he throws are staying in the strike zone like he wants. If he wants to throw a ball, then he is throwing balls. your curveball can curve, your breaking ball can break, your slider will slide, and your fastball is fast.... however if you can't get it over the plate ( or reasonably within range), you have no control.

Throw a curve ball?

First, have a strong arm. If you want to throw it efffectivally than a strong arm is good. This curve drops more tan curve but anyways, have a 2 seam grip with pressure on the middle finger. Then whip it sidearm is right when it reaches the batter it drops like a mother.

What is cheats for wii sports baseball?

If you hold down "A" when bowling you will throw a screwball, if you hold down "B" you will throw a curve ball and finally hold "A and B" at the same time to throw a splitter.

Is it good for a little leaguers arm to throw a curve ball?

No, it could ruin their arms in a few years and may not be able to pitch high school ball.

Fastest curve ball ever recorded?

Who Knows. An effective curve is 70's to low 80's. Any faster and you might as well throw a slurve or slider.