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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!

Coach JP Baseball Tips Owner

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.

Heater BB Pitching Machine & Heater Softball Pitching Machine

Heater Baseball Pitching Machine
  • Choose your softball or baseball model
  • Available with or without optional Auto Ball Feeder
  • Throws softballs, baseballs, dimple & wiffle balls
  • Throws...fly balls, grounders, batting practice
  • Save $$$ on balls when purchased with the Heater Pitching Machine
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Free shipping not valid to addresses outside of the continental USA.
Please call to complete your order at 1-800-487-7432.
FREE Bonus...

Ebook from pro hitting coach, Rob Ellis

  • Throws from 15 to 52+ mph (from 60 feet)
  • Adjustments for pitch height and speed
  • 1 year factory warranty
  • View the Baseball and Softball manuals

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The popular affordable Heater Pitching Machine throws 9 12" softballs up to 50 mph or 12 baseballs up to 52 mph from regulation pitching distances with it's optional ball feeder. It's the single most efficient entry-level pitching machine available.

Great for teams on a budget, the Heater is light & convenient, with lots of power and ability for such a small machine. Plus, the pitching wheel has been upgraded from molded rubber to an air filled tire. This new wheel improves pitch accuracy while reducing wear on the ball!

What JP Says about the Heater BB Pitching Machine & Heater Softball Pitching Machine

This machine is so light, convenient and accurate, It has become our #1 selling youth baseball and softball pitching machine. You cannot find more machine for its breakthrough price... With our free shipping, you will not find it for less!


"I actually had another brand of pitching machine on order when I came across your website and found the "Heater" pitching machine. After reading and putting some time into comparing the two I canceled my order for the other machine and purchased the Heater. I have turned my Heater pitching machine over to my son's Little League team and boy has it been a real "HIT," excuse the pun. I can honestly say that even after only 4 practices with the "Heater" our team has improved on their batting skills significantly."

- Danny Scott, Estacada (OR) Diamondbacks

Additional Information

Shipping Note Free shipping offer is not valid to addresses outside of the continental United States. This includes addresses within Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Warranty 1 Year
Pitch Type Fastball, Ground Ball, Fly Ball In Variable Speeds
Power Supply AC Plug In
Ball Capacity 12 Baseball Auto Feeder or 9 Softball Auto Feeder - optional
Choose Outdoor or Indoor/Outdoor Model Here Indoor or Outdoor
Feeder No, Optional Auto Feeder

Why Use It?

  • 8" Air Filled Wheel
  • Improves accuracy
  • Reduces ball wear
  • Increases pitch speed
  • Fully enclosed for maximum safety

(picture shown without wheel cover plate)

The Heater will throw:

  • 9" regulation-sized baseballs (baseball unit only)
  • 12" regulation-size adult softballs (softball or combo unit only)
  • Dimple balls
  • Wiffle balls

Notes: Both Coach JP and the manufacturer's warning labels strongly urge the use of machine pitch dimple balls with this machine. These are the seamless yellow balls you see being used at batting cages. They are the same size and weight as leather softballs, but they fly straighter and last longer than leather softballs, plus they are easier on players’ hands and bats.

The Heater is a 110v plug-in pitching machine. It does not come in a rechargeable model, but you can use a generator or battery pack, which you can buy from places such as Sam's Club. Just make sure the generator/battery pack can handle 350-400 watts.

The Heater Baseball or Softball Pitching Machine Throws Sport-Appropriate Balls :

real leather baseballs softballs machine pitch dimple balls poly wiffle balls

Leather Balls, Dimple Balls & Wiffle Balls

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As low as: $399.99

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