Softball pitchers


#1

Just wondering??

can a pitcher in baseball uses a softball pitching action even though it look bit queer but…

underarm, not submarine.


#2

I’ve never heard of anything like this, and I doubt that it can be done successfully, mainly because of the longer pitching distance. As I understand it, softball pitchers throw from a distance of 46 feet or so, and trying to do it from 60’6" would be problematical at best. The submarine pitcher—and there are a few of them around, like Chad Bradford—actually throws with a motion somewhat closer to sidearm, and some pitchers actually use both the sidearm and the submarine deliveries. (Remember Kent Tekulve?) In addition, someone trying to throw completely underhand at the 60’6" distance is going to lose a lot of speed. 8)