Because pitchers are trained to pitch, coaches don't waste their resources training them to bat as well. There are a limited number of people for a certain position and pitchers are very valuable. Everyone else on the team is expected to bat well, but the pitcher really only has to worry about pitching a good game.
Since 1950, Yankee pitchers have hit 264 Red Sox batters, and Red Sox pitchers have hit 337 Yankee batters. (Numbers recent as of August 2013.)
You need 4 pitchers and 9 batters.
it depends on the pitch speed and the batters swing.
.400 BA for Batters and Perfect Game for Pitchers.
its usually k
Usually around 10-13
A baseball can be used for playing the game of baseball. It is hit by batters, thrown by pitchers and fielders, and caught by catchers and fielders.
I'm not sure if this is what you are talking about but... Right-handed pitchers do better against right-handed batters than they do against left-handed batters. And left-handed pitchers do better against left-handed batters than they do against right-handed batters. Conversely, right-handed batters do better against left-handed pitchers than right-handed pitchers and left-handed batters do better against right-handed pitchers than left-handed pitchers. My dad explained to me once why it worked out this way, but I don't know if I fully understand it. Apparently, the horizontal motion on a pitched ball is such that, for a right-handed pitcher, the ball moves to his left, or to the batter's right. If you are a right-handed batter, the ball is moving AWAY from you, but if you are a left-handed batter, the ball is moving TOWARD you. And, apparently, it's easier to hit a ball moving toward you than to hit one moving away from you. Personally, it's incredible to me that ANYONE can hit a pitched ball, even when it's only going 70 MPH, regardless of which way it's moving, so maybe that's why the explanation didn't make sense to me.
pitchers come in many sizes- there is no regular size
Hitters vs pitchers autographsThis is not necessarily true. There are many pitchers whose signatures are more valuable than hitters from the same time period. It is possible that overall there are more hitters with valuable signatures than pitchers but this is due to popularity. Supply and demand dictate value. Regardless of popularity (demand) the number of signatures available in the market will be the bottom line on value. Hitters have always been more popular than pitchers and have a higher fan base. This might be the reason why Hitters hold the bulk of the value in autograph prices.
It usually means having pitchers pitch without defined roles.
As of the 2014 season, the Chicago Cubs have 10 right handed batters.