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Click on the links under the 'Related Questions' heading at the bottom of this page for instructions on throwing the pitches an MLB pitcher throws.

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Nickname for a Major League Baseball pitcher?

Randy Johnson - The big Unit The nicknames of a baseball pitcher are as follows; hurler, fireballer ( a good fastball pitcher), starter ( usually only starts games) ace ( your best starting pitcher), reliever ( takes over in later innings for a starter), setup man ( 8th inning guy who sets up for the 9th inning) closer ( comes in usually only for the 9th inning to close out a game) middle reliever, southpaw ( a left handed pitcher), lefty, righty, some one who is "on the bump" is a pitcher and it refers to the pitcher's mound, Knuckleballer ( a pitcher who usually only throws a slow, hard to hit knuckleball), specialist ( usually refers to a left handed pitcher that only pitches to left handed batters). That's all I can think of right now.

Can a relief pitcher be substituted before he throws any pitches?

Only in one situation and that is if he can convince the umpires that he suffered an injury between the time he was called in and the time the batter enters the batter's box (like during his warmup pitches). Otherwise, he must pitch to at least one batter.

What are the responsibilities of the pitcher on a baseball team?

The pitcher throws the baseball 60ft and 6in toward home plate, he may also try to pick off runners at the bases, and after a pitch is hit, in play, he then backs up the infield.

How many baseballs are used in a regulation 9 inning game?

Every game is different for every team. it could range greatly just between if their are alot of hitters that foul pitches off often in the lineup or if there is a pitcher that throws alot of pitches in the dirt.

Why is the pitcher considered the most important defensive player on a baseball team?

Because where and how the pitcher throws the ball has a lot to do with where and how hard the batter hits it. If the pitcher is throwing the ball on the corners of the plate, moving the ball up and down in the strike zone, and changing speeds generally the batter will not hit as hard as the pitcher who throws the ball, no matter how hard, over the middle of the plate. The defense will usually set its positions based on how a pitcher is going to pitch to a batter. If the defense plays a batter to the opposite field and the pitcher throws a pitch on the outside corner at the knees, the batter is usually going to hit that ball to the opposite field, maybe sometimes up the middle. If the defense is playing the batter to the opposite field and the pitcher throws the ball belt high over the inside half of the plate, chances are the batter will hit the ball very hard and pull the ball away from where the defense is setup.

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If a little league pitcher throws warmup pitches is he required to pitch to a batter?

Only if the pitcher warms up on the diamond.

What is is pitcher?

A pitcher is the person who pitches, or throws, the ball to the batter.

How many pitches is to much in AAA baseball?

that is completely up to the age of the pitcher, how hard he throws, and how many he is capable of throwing

In little league you have a batter in full count and change pitcher the new pitcher threw one strike and the batter is out who is responsible for that defensive out?

In any league, the last pitcher to pitch the ball is responsible for that batter. If he strikes him out, the credit goes to him, regardless of how many pitches he throws.

In Bull Durham why does crash Davis call nuke 'meat'?

A pitcher who throws "fat" or easily hit pitches is referred to as "meat" in baseball.

What does it mean when a pitcher throws to Broadway?

Pitches the ball down the middle of the plate.

How long does a starting pitcher last in a game?

It depends on how many pitches he throws. When he throws more than 80 or more pitches that's probably when he wll be taken out.

Who throws the ball in baseball?

usually the pitcher but evry body throwes the ball

What does a baseball player do?

A pitcher is the person who stands in the center of the infield and "pitches" or throws the ball over the home plate. He tries to get the ball past the person who is at bat. He is responsible for keeping them from scoring, but he has the help of the other players.

What is pitcher in softball?

the pitcher is the player that throws the ball to the batter in the games. Most of the time the pitcher stays the same (major league) but sometimes the pitcher changes (youth league).

What is the lowest pitch count in a baseball game?

The lowest count was by Red Barrett of the Boston Braves, who threw 58 pitches in a complete game against the Reds, back in 1944.

Name of person who throws a baseball?

A pitcher throws a baseball to the catcher while the batter trys to hit it.