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Gyroball

What is Gyroball?

This is a type of pitch primarily thrown by pitchers in Japanese baseball leagues. The primary and most noticeable difference from the standard style of pitching familiar in Major League Baseball is that a gyroball pitcher follows through after the pitch away from their body. A left handed pitcher's arm would follow-through towards first base, rather than third. There is no special grip on this type of pitch, though a pitcher could throw a two-seam or four-seam gyroball. It was developed by scientists who claim it reduces stress on the pitcher.

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The pitch has not spread to Major League Baseball in the US or Canada because it is an extremely difficult pitching motion to learn. The predominant throwing motion is a more natural motion than the arm motion that the gyroball pitch requires. There are some players who believe they throw a gyroball or pitch similar to it in Major League Baseball.

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