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Category: Catching

Handling Passed Ball

Handling Passed Ball

It is certain that no matter how good a catcher is, balls will get past him and roll to the backstop. You can call them wild pitches or passed balls, but it doesn't make any difference at the time of the play. The important thing is that the catcher knows how to make...

Evaluating a Catcher’s Throw to 2nd

Evaluating a Catcher’s Throw to 2nd

A catcher's throw down to the second base is usually evaluated by determining the elapsed time from the point the pitched ball hits the catcher’s glove until the ball hits the infielder’s glove taking the throw at 2nd. This time is known as the “Pop Time.” Much...

Don’t Ever Let Your Catchers Frame a Pitch

Don’t Ever Let Your Catchers Frame a Pitch

Don't Ever Let Your Catchers Frame a Pitch! I suspect the title of this article might have got your attention. It would seem that I am advocating having catchers stop doing something that catchers have always been told and taught to do. Actually, I am advocating...

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