What is a fastball in baseball?

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A fastball is a type of pitch thrown by a pitcher.

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The fastball was not invented it was just thrown and probably by the first person ever threw a baseball.

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The fastball.

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Bob Gibson has the 7th fastest fastball in major league baseball history. His fastest fastball was clocked at 96 miles per hour.

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The fastball is the pitch most thrown and most hit in baseball.

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Fastball, slider, curve ball, change up. Other pitches include the splitter (split finger fastball) and knuckleball.

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A split-finger fastball or splitter is a pitch in baseball and a variant of the straight fastball. It is named after the technique of putting the index and middle finger on different sides of the ball, or "splitting" them. When thrown hard, it appears to be a fastball to the batter, but suddenly "drops off the table" towards home plate

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Fastball is a noun.

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A baseball pros fastball is on average 92 mph

How do you throw an accurate fastball?

The most accurate pitch in baseball is the 4-seam fastball. You can throw a 4-seam fastball by: Placing your index finger and middle finger comfortably apart from each other across the seams where the seams are farthest apart from each other. Then, throw it as if you were playing catch.

How fast do college baseball players pitch?

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