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Discussion: Pitching rules- use of a windup

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May 15, 2018
Itallion Stallion
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Pitching rules- use of a windup
I have a question regarding pitching rules section 6.7D. It says the pitcher must not use a windup in which there is a stop or reversal of the pitching motion. I do not know what constitutes a reversal of the pitching motion. I pitch and not sure if I turn sideways as part of the motion if this is any type of a reversal?
May 15, 2018
B.J.
353 posts
what that means is that once you start your forward motion you can not stop and do sort of a pumping motion.. going back and forth
May 15, 2018
Turbobob
Men's 65
32 posts
Another interesting aspect with Section 6.7 F "The pitcher must deliver the ball toward the strike mat on the first forward pass of the pitching arm past the hip".
To me, this implies I can deliver a partial windmill pitch if I begin with the ball being held in front of me in front of my hip, then swing my arm in a continuous clockwise motion (right-hand pitcher), passing my hip for the first time in my delivery and releasing the ball after a 300 degree continuous motion.
There is no reversal of motion in that delivery, so am I correct in assuming this partial windmill pitch is legal?
May 15, 2018
DaveDowell
Men's 65
1912 posts
Turbobob ... Yes, you are correct ... One time (only) past the hip is the rule ...
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