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Pitching Machine Basics

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!

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Pitching Machine Categories:

*all throw official game weight & size balls though there are a few built for light balls only

Wheel Style Pitching Machines - 1,2,3 & 4 wheel models & optional auto feeders

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.

Arm Style Pitching Machines - 4 rack fed & hopper fed models

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.

Compressed Air & Non Electric Pitching Machines - No electricity needed

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.

Pitching Machines

Heater Slider & Optional Power Alley Batting Cage Package SL129BB+PA199
Heater Big League Pro Automatic Soft Toss Machine
Price From: $69.95
Wheeler Dealer W/ Hurricane Net/Zip Net Packages
Great for younger players & indoor training. Uses it's own official size but lighter balls.
Creative 2 Pc Soft Toss Machine Needs No Power
Heater Basehit Pitching Machine with Auto 12 Ball Feeder
Blue Flame Pitching Machine Model UPM 45 L60111
Price From: $219.99
This ultra-portable soft toss machine will toss a ball every 5 seconds.
Triple Play Basic 3 Wheel Pitching Machine

From: $250.00

To: $2,245.00

Heater Junior Pitching Machine - Real Baseballs Up To 48 MPH
Wheeler Dealer Automatic Soft Toss Pitching Machine
Heater Pitching Machine & Optional Auto Ball Feeder

As low as: $399.99

Heater Curveball Pro - Fastballs & Curveballs Up To 52 MPH

As low as: $499.99

Heater Curveball Pro & Optional Xtender Batting Cage

As low as: $499.99

Zooka ZS740 & OTF Batting Cage Combo
Heater Combo Baseball & Softball Pitching Machine with Optional Auto Ball Feeder

From: $599.99

To: $1,049.49

Heater BB/SB Combo P.M., Batting Cage & Balls

From: $599.99

To: $2,049.48

1 wheel BB/SB pitching machine!

As low as: $659.00

Heater Baseball Or Softball & Optional Xtender Batting Cage Combo

As low as: $699.98

A pitching machine for baseball and/or softball. Throws up to 62 MPH. Easy to maintain and portable.

As low as: $1,079.00

A rack fed, arm style pitching machine withe remote control for youth players - 25 baseball or 20 so...
For Baseball and/or Softball. Throws any pitch from left or right handed "pitchers".

As low as: $1,355.00

A very dependable baseball and/or softball pitching machine complete with a auto feeder & 4 doze...

As low as: $1,509.00

Phantom Jr Pitching Machine

As low as: $1,525.00

Affordable 2 Wheel Pitching Machine - Throws All Pitches!

As low as: $1,569.99

For Baseball and/or Softball. Throws any pitch from left or right handed "pitchers".

As low as: $1,919.00

BATA 2 Wheel Pro Pitching Machine

As low as: $1,925.00

This machine provides great pitch variety by putting two BATA 1 machines on one stand.
Price From: $2,130.00
Phantom 2 pitching machine is 21st century Made USA. Longest 5 yr warranty! Throws leather or dimple...

As low as: $2,355.00

BATA 2 Pro Pitching Machine, Auto Feeder w/ Cordless Remote & 4 DZ Dimple Balls

As low as: $2,360.00

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.

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