Catcher's hand position when throwing to 2B?


#1

When the catcher is trying to throw out a runner at 2B, the transfer is made to his throwing hand. How should the throw hand be? Should the baseball be facing towards 2B or towards the backstop with the fingers on top of the baseball


#2

This reminds me of something one of the great hitters said when asked about how he held the bat when he stepped up to the plate—whether it was the label facing forward. He said, “When I go to bat, I go to hit, not to read.” And so it is with the throw to second base. The catcher grabs the ball out of the glove, and he does NOT waste precious seconds deciding which way the ball faces; he just gets off a good strong throw. 8)


#3

More so facing 2B than behind. it’s a straight pull to the ear from the glove.