What are the 4 types of pitches?

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The most basic pitch is the fastball. There is also the change-up, curveball, drop-ball, rise-ball, screwball, drop-curve, rise-curve, and knuckleball. So, I guess there are nine different softball pitches. Hope that helped!

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There are several different types of pitches.






These are the main different pitches, however, depending on the release of the ball and the particular arm action you can get different results such as:



Then there are different pitches just simply by the grip, but have similar but different results, some examples:

- 2 seam fastball

- 4 seam fastball

- cut fastball

- circle changup

- 3 finger changup

- 12/6 curve

- backdoor or backup curve * it is just a curveball that starts outside on a hitter that bats opposite of your throwing hand and then breaks to the outside corner


1) 4-Seam Fastball

2) 2-Seam Fastball

3) Sinker

4) Cutter

5) Running Fastball (opposite of cutter)

6) Splitter

7) Forkball

8) Shuuto

9) Gyroball


10) Change-up (2-finger change-up)

11) Circle Change-up

12) 3-Finger Change-up

13) Palmball (4-finger change-up)

14) Vulcan Change-up(slow splitter)

Breaking Balls

15) Curveball

16) Slider

17) 12-6 Curve

18) Slurve

19) Sweeping Curveball(2-8 Curveball 10-4 for lefties)

20) Knuckle Curveball

21) Spiked Curveball (similar to the knuckle curve)

22) Yellow hammer(slow 12-6 not quite an eephus)

23) Screwball

24) Knuckle Slider

25) Straight Curve (1-7 Curveball 11-5 for lefties)

26) Beginner's Curveball (beginner)

27) Football Slider (beginner)


28) Knuckleball

29) Eephus

30) Chopball

31) 4 Shake Ball (Fork with knuckles up)

32) 2 Shake Ball (splitter with knuckles up)

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knuckleball, slider, curveball, slurve, four and two seam fastball, sinker, change up, circle changeup, forkball , splitter, knucklecurve, palmball, and gyroball

also:12-6 curve, eephus pitch, sweeping curve running fastball and the energyball and:cutter, screwball, spitball, and Shuuto

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16 types : cut fb, 2seam fb, 4seam fb, normal fb, breaker fb, booger fb, slipping fb tailing fb, the ground fb, the stricker fb, home run fb, hitters fb, gery fb, wassy fb, inside fb, footer fb

fb = fastball

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There are alot. Here the ones I know:

  • Fastball- 2 seam and 4 seam and split finger
  • Curveball
  • Sinker
  • Knuckleball
  • Fork
  • Shakeball
  • Change Up- 3 finger and circle
  • Slider
  • Skrewball
  • Palmball
  • Slurve
  • Cutter
  • Splitter
  • Gyroball (?)
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4 types of pitchs are fastball, curveball, slider, and sinker.

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there are 24

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