Sports Authority does sell both baseball and softball pitching machines. Prices range from $120 to upwards of $4000 for the professional model.
There are a lot of different pitching machines that you can get for home use. How much you will spend depends on the features you want. There are low-end models available for around $100, and other models upwards from $2500. This site offers photos of several models, along with info about features and pricing: http://www.ipitchingmachines.com/pitching-machines/baseball-pitching-machines/15063+4294976477+4294976946.cfm?source=googleaw&kwid=baseball%20pitching%20machines&tid=exact
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Whilst some baseball purists think that pitching machines are bad, they are in fact an extremely good tool to use. A baseball pitching machine can help you practise your swing and hitting skills without having to rely on anyone else being around to throw the ball for you. They can also throw faster pitches than your friends can pitch to you, which helps you to really improve your swing. With the more expensive pitching machines they can even simulate throws for you to practise catching. All in all, they are a great tool to help you become a better baseball player.
Companies that produce quality pitching machines include MasterPitch and Hitting World. These two companies product the best quality hitting machines.
Retail sporting goods stores, such as Dunham's and Dick's Sporting Goods, offer many different pitching machines to be used for baseball practice and can be purchased at the actual store.
You can find pitching machines at http://baseballtips.com/pitchingmachines.html. They have over 30 machines to choose from, all with different features.
Jugs pitching machines are used by Baseball and Soft Ball players. This machine is an automatic piece of equipment that launches a ball at a team member learning to bat, or practising batting.
Patent number 127,478 is titled "Improvement in Machines for Crozing and Chamfering Barrels". It was granted to John Greenwood on 4 June 1872.
Play it Again Sports, a chain of used sporting equipment stores throughout the United States, sells inexpensive pitching machines. Additionally, you may be able to find a high-quality pitching machine on Craigslist. There are many pitching machines on the market today, some with MLB affiliated endorsements. BaseballTips.com offers a wide variety of pitching machines and offers reviews and opinions for each one. Check out the lineup here: http://baseballtips.com/pitchingmachines.html
'Pitching a no no' is baseball slang for pitching a no-hitter.