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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.

TriplePlay Programmable 3 Wheel Pitching Machine | 40 - 90 MPH

  • 3 wheel pro model for accuracy & speeds to 90 mph
  • Program & throw fastballs, curves, sliders & sinkers
  • Fine pitch adjustments in 30 seconds
  • See Our Video Below... You'll Buy!
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  • Throws Leather & Dimple Balls From 40-90 MPH
  • Includes Transport Wheels For Easy Transport
  • Solid Made In USA Construction
  • Choose Baseball or Softball Model
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Product Video


Notes from the manufacturer:

PUSH-BUTTON SIMPLICITY... Batting practice just got easier!

Simply push a button to choose the type of pitch you want. The TriplePlay Pro pitching machine can automatically throw FASTBALLS, SINKERS, CURVES & SLIDERS. The pitch speed is adjustable from 40 to 90 MPH in 5 MPH increments, and is digitally displayed.


Visibility... The Baseball is visible from the time it leaves the feeder’s hand until it is pitched, unlike two-wheel pitching machines in which the ball is hidden by the throwing wheels before being pitched. This allows the hitter to more naturally time the pitches.

Accuracy... TriplePlay Pro’s three-wheel pitching mechanism is more accurate than two wheels because more gripping surface is put on the ball. Time. The three-wheel design requires significantly less movement of the throwing mechanism to produce different pitches than does a two-wheel machine. Oversized knobs for height and direction control help quickly fine-tune pitch location, so changing pitches takes less than 30 seconds.

Use TriplePlay Pro in the batting cage for batting practice, or on the field for both batting and fielding practice. TriplePlay Pro’s versatility allows your fielders to practice both groundballs and flyballs. TriplePlay Pro is also simple to transport. Just set it down and use the four transport wheels to push it across the field. TriplePlay Pro can pitch regulation baseballs and dimple baseballs.

What JP Says about the TriplePlay Programmable 3 Wheel Pitching Machine | 40 - 90 MPH

3 Wheel Pitching Machines Offer More Features & Ease Of Use!

It's taken me a long while to come around to this new style of wheel pitching machine; probably because 2 wheel machines have been around for so long and they seem to work just fine...and they do. But, like our old computer & cell phone, you become happy when you replace what you had.

Although you can live without 3 wheels, it is easier to switch between pitches and fine tune too. There also tends to be more accuracy because the ball is gripped on 3 sides... less power transfer needed as well with 3 motors instead of 2! The design also allows batters to see the pitch all the way to the "release point" so it's never out of sight... a nice feature to help with batters timing and a criticism of all wheel pitching machines.

Push A Button To Select Your Pitch... And Only 30 Seconds Between Pitch Changes

This Pro model will get your attention for its push button ease as well as the 3 wheel design. (check out the close up picture of the control panel and you will see the distinct benefits.

And if you like the concept but balk at the price tag, you may want to check out the sister TriplePlay Basic Pitching Machine. Virtually the same guts but with traditional hand turned dials and speed controls (for about $1,000 less)... a great buy!

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Age Range All Ages
Warranty 3 Year
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