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Training & Drills
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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5/21/2012
Show off your fancy footwork after training with Rawlings’ Agility Ladder.

Rawlings’ Agility Ladder (model number AGILLAD) is the perfect tool to help you improve your footwork and agility, making you quicker on the playing field, whether that’s the baseball diamond, the football field or the basketball court.

“The ladder has been very useful with helping develop my son's and...
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5/29/2012
Rawlings’ Comebacker and Pitching Net is one of Rawlings Gear’s most popular 5-Tool Training products.

Maybe that’s why one reviewer says they’ll be springing up in back yards all over.

“Our team loves this,” wrote PapaDoc. “At the first practice, four parents asked about the price (they were impressed) and where I purchased it.”

Rawlings’ Comebacker and Pitching Net (model number Continue Reading
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