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What Is The Definition Of A Four-Seam Fastball In Baseball?
1. This is a type of pitch in baseball that is typically the hardest and fastest ball thrown by a pitcher. In most cases, the ball does not break, traveling instead in a straight line. This differs from the two-seam fastball which has some movement, in addition to velocity. Due to the high speed, this fastball tests the reaction time of the batter since the swing must be initiated early in order to connect with the ball.
The four-seam fastball is also known the “rising fastball”, due to the optimal illusion that the ball is rising as it gets closer to the plate.
How Do You Throw A Four-Seam Fastball?
The four-seam fastball is a simple pitch to grip and throw. While holding the ball with the horseshoe seam facing outwards, place your index and middle fingers on or across the furthest line of the horseshoe seam. Then place your thumb directly underneath the ball, resting on the leather with it crossing over the nearest seam.
Examples Of How Four-Seam Fastball Is Used In Commentary
1. Chapman strikes out another batter with that lethal four-seam fastball, this time hitting 100 on the gun.
Sports The Term Is Used
Also Known As:
1. Rising Fastball