Any player who has the ability to walk out the back door to hit is at a distinct advantage over his competition...players just do not swing it enough otherwise!
*all throw official game weight & size balls though there are a few built for light balls only
The most popular types from backyard baseball to pro baseball. They use a spinning wheel(s) & a motor to propel the wheel(s). Most wheel pitching machines have adjustable speed controls & direction adjustments mounted on a steel frame that's attached to a tripod. All run on 110v current & can handle a generator. Most can be purchased as baseball pitching machines, softball pitching machines & some are in a combo unit for both sports. 1 wheel is entry level, 2 wheel are most popular & now 3 & 4 wheels that throw about anything you could want at Major League speeds.
These are sometimes known as Iron Mike Pitching Machines. That is the made in USA brand you may have seen & used at a commercial batting cage. They weatherproof & tough enough for years of service without trouble. All have auto ball feeders in a rack or a huge hopper that holds hundreds of balls.
Some very clever engineers have created alternative styles that fill particular needs. The Zooka Pitching Machine uses compressed air & rechargeable internal battery that is an engineering wonder. Our UPM 45 Ultimate Pitching Machine is the official model for Cal Ripken baseball & softball machine pitch leagues. It uses a spring loaded concept so needs no electricity.
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Pitching machines are best for getting the swings players need!
Backyard pitching machines & a batting cage are the best
combination for backyard baseball training.
Common Pitching Machine Terms
Pitching machines, batting machines, baseball machines, ball pitching machines, baseball batting machines – all the same.
Arm style pitching machines like the Iron Mike pitching machine by Master Pitch propels balls by a mechanical arm and includes a ball feeder.
Wheel pitching machines – 1, 2 & 3 wheel baseball batting machines using spinning wheels to propel balls. Portable & can throw various pitches.
Kids pitching machines – less expensive & throw with less speed.
Pitching machine balls – longer lasting rubber balls aka dimpleballs or dimple balls. Leather pitching machine balls have tough kevlar laces and lower flat seams so they will travel straighter.