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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 Slider Fastball Light Ball Pitching Machine & Xtender Batting Cage Package

  • Our Heater Slider Pitching Machine & Optional Xtender Batting Cage Package!
  • A Great 1st Pitching Machine - You Control Ball Speed (up to 60 mph!)
  • Just Plug In & Hit - Heater Slider includes free 12 ball auto feeder
  • Batting Practice Anytime - Inside or Out
  • Combine the Heater Slider with the Xtender Batting Cage & Turn Your Backyard Into a Fully Automated Batting Cage!
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Heater Slider Pitching Machine - Uses Slider Balls   +$179.99

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  • The Ideal Backyard Fastball Pitching Machine With Variable Speeds & Adjustments For Batting Practice, Grounders & Pop Ups  
  • Matching Xtender Batting Cage In 24', 30' & 36' Sections. Future Expansion By Simply Adding Sections!
  • Throws Real Balls Accurately From 15 to 52 MPH (closer distances mean even more velocity)!


Combine our top selling Heater Slider Pitching Machine with our Xtender Batting Cage to have the perfect automated backyard batting practice setup!

Our Xtender Batting Cage is the perfect entry level batting cage

The Xtender Backyard Batting Cage really is easy enough for anyone to install and use! When combined with our Heater Slider Pitching Machine its the perfect entry level Pitching Machine & Batting Cage combo!

Xtender Batting Cage

The Heater Slider Pitching Machine is the perfect match for our Xtender Batting Cage

The powerful A/C motor throws lite-balls at variable speeds up to 60 miles per hour. The Slider also includes an automatic ball feeder that holds 12 lite-balls. Just turn on the feeder and each ball is dropped into the Slider pitching machine every 9 seconds. Take batting practice without the need for another player. And with a simple swivel adjustment you can also hit fastballs and curve balls! Visit the Heater Slider page to view the complete details on this great pitching machine.

Heater Slider Pitching Machine

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