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What Does The Glove Do During The Pitch?
December 10, 2008
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Many coaches teach young pitchers to 'Tuck the Glove'. But a study in the Journal of Biomechanics:


Showed skilled pitchers have LESS glove movement:


Allowing their throwing arm to "whip" around the body:


And INCREASE velocity:


DO NOT "Tuck" The Glove!

Keeping the glove chest-high during the pitch keeps the glove IN FRONT of the body at Ball Release:


LESS GLOVE MOVEMENT = increased velocity = more consistent Release Point.

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