I get asked by hundreds of coaches, parents and students each year to teach them how to throw a 12-6 curveball. My response surprises most people when I tell them there is no such thing as a 12-6 curveball.
When your sitting on the third or first base side of the ballpark and a pitcher throws a nasty curveball you could be thinking, Wow! that pitch just fell right off the table. It dropped straight down. That is what your eyes are telling you, you saw. In all reality, if you were behind home plate you would see something completely different. The curveball would curve, but it would tail to the right or left of the plate. [Read more...]