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Training & Drills
6/13/2012
Set up batting practice just about anywhere with Rawlings’ tripod tee.

The Tripod Quick Tee (model number QUICKTEE) is a lightweight, durable tee that sets up on the go. It weighs just 2.5 pounds and adjusts from 27 inches to 47 inches.

It is built with metal legs and a soft top.

One Rawlings Gear customer recommends this tee for all ages.

“Good product, much...
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8/15/2012
Put the fun in fundamental fielding skills with Rawlings’ 5-Tool React Ball.

Rawlings’ React Ball (model number REACTBALL) looks and feels like a real baseball, its off-center weight creates erratic bounces to teach the fielder reaction time and positioning.

“Gosh, this thing can keep you entertained for hours,” wrote Bryce in a review at Rawlings Gear. “I go with some of my...
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9/20/2010
Most pitchers develop several main pitches and then throw variations of those pitches.

Here are some tips for throwing the fastball, slider and curve ball:

Fastball – Four Seam
• Fingers across the seams
• Ball will rotate over four seams
• Ball behavior: stays straight usually more velocity (speed)

Fastball – Two Seam
• Fingers positioned on “horseshoe” seams
• Ball will rotate over two seams
• Ball behavior: sinking...
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9/29/2010
Most pitchers develop several main pitches and then throw variations of those pitches.

Here are some tips for throwing the knuckle curve, split finger, circle change and knuckle ball:

Knuckle Curve Ball
• Middle finger on seam
• Point of index finger on other seam
• Delivery pitch with wrist “cocked”
• Ball behavior: same as curve ball, but faster than the regular curve ball and slower than the slider

Split Finger
• Both fingers spread...
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8/10/2010
Rawlings and Ripken Baseball are expanding their line of 5-Tool Training products to better meet your needs. Rawlings has designed 10 new products for the 5-Tool Training Program for the spring.

Many of the new 5-Tool Training products will NOT be available till October 2010.

Last year, Rawlings introduced the Pro Tee and the Travel Tee. This year, Rawlings has designed three new...
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5/7/2012
Rawlings’ Resistance Ball is the versatile tool you need to improve your throwing arm.

The Resistance Ball, model number RESISBANBALL at Rawlings Gear, can be used to strengthen, loosen and maintain your arm.

The ball is attached to a 58” elastic band with a grip, and comes with instructions and drills for use. Use it for a variety of shoulder and back workouts.

“I...
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