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  Fastball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fastballs are usually thrown with backspin, so that the Magnus effect creates an upward force on the ball, causing it to fall less rapidly than might be expected.
A variation on the fastball is the forkball and the similar split-finger fastball.
The cut fastball is famously associated with Mariano Rivera, a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fastball   (1740 words)

 Fastball - BR Bullpen
A fastball is the simplest of all pitches, a ball thrown for speed.
Fastballs are gripped with the index and middle finger and the thumb, but the exact movement depends on the details of the grip.
Because the fastball is thrown with backspin, it gets some lift and won't drop as much as a smooth ball (or one with little spin) would.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Fastball   (331 words)

The fastball is dependent on speed to overpower the batters.
The fastball can be held in two ways; two seams or four seams (this name is for the number of seems that appear in the direction of the primary spin).
A good fastball is the result of proper mechanics and a smooth delivery, maximum control, and velocity will depend on: good coiling or uncoiling leg and body action, a strong push off the edge of the rubber, quick snap or the elbows, wrist, and fingers, then the smooth follow through.
www.mrfizzix.com /baseball/fastball.htm   (453 words)

 A New Game: Fastball
Fastball, a game invented by Steve Sigler of Jericho, originator of Men's Senior Baseball, and Val Lewis of Elk Grove, California, blends some of the best features of baseball and softball into a new game that can be played by people of any age or gender.
The ball used in fastball is a reduced impact ball, slightly larger than a baseball but smaller than a softball, making it easier to grip and throw.
Fastball is safer than softball or baseball because of the ball's reduced impact and the fact that only wood bats are used.
www.antonnews.com /greatneckrecord/2003/11/21/sports   (562 words)

 Getting the Fastball To Move
Doctoring the Fastball - Getting the Second Stage - Natural movement of the fastball is rare and is reserved for those few individuals by the nature of their anatomy and delivery make a ball move or veer with little or no effort.
The Holy Grail - the Fastball - Coach Bagonzi discusses the importance of the fastball along with key issues in the development of one's fastball, including rotation, mechanics, along with the use of drills for improvement.
fastball, whereas Greg Maddux is in the 85-87 m.p.h.
pitchingprofessor.com /Article_fastball2.html   (2102 words)

 Comments on How to Throw a Fastball - eHow.com
Your fingers (depending on which fastball you throw) should be as smooth as possible and your wrist should snap effectively, not painfully.
Four seam fastball - To hold the four seam fastball, you take the two seam and turn it left until your middle and index finger are on the one seam (about a half an inch apart), then place your thumb directly underneath your fingers on the bottom of the ball.
The batter expects the ball to be a fastball, so their previous timing on your fastball will be the same, thus causing them to swing early and give a very meager slap at the ball (which will end in a miss or a weak ground ball).
www.ehow.com /tips_1832_5.html   (1358 words)

 About the Fastball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A fastball's primary use is to try and fool the batter into timing the hit incorrectly.
The fastball is the most common pitch in baseball and has been used by the likes of Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, and many other notable greats.
The Fastball is not a terribly difficult pitch to throw.
pubpages.unh.edu /~mratte/cs403/project/fastball.html   (272 words)

The four-seam fastball should be the first pitch learned, because it is the easiest pitch to control.
Regardless of how pitchers usually grips their fastball, there are certain situations in which pitchers should always throw a four-seam.
The four-seam fastball is held with the index and middle finger across the horseshoe of the baseball.
www.angelfire.com /sports/brookside/fastballbasics.htm   (673 words)

 The kid's new pitch - Billy Wagner's fastball Sporting News, The - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Wagner with a plain ol' polished fastball is about as one-sided a matchup as you can find, no matter which sad humpty is standing in the box with a bat in his hand in the ninth inning and his team needing a run or two.
Throwing 99 percent fastballs, Wagner has 12 saves in 13 opportunities, a number that would be higher if Dierker used him more often in "easy save situations (games a pitcher enters with a three-run lead).
The major difference between the deliveries of the slider and the fastball is that a quarter-turn of the wrist at the slider's release point--the operable analogy is turning a doorknob--gives the pitch its movement.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1208/is_23_223/ai_54868466   (954 words)

 Fastball @ CanEHdian.com
For a band that "never set out to be a radio band" the Austin, Texas trio Fastball has seen plenty of airtime.
Thankfully to music fans this statment is not auto-biographical as Fastball seems to have grown with exposure, both musically and lyrically.
If stardom is "the unknown" this theme will prove false for Fastball, as there is no risk in stating the band's abilities - only the risk of understating them.
www.canehdian.com /non/fastball/biography.html   (406 words)

 Fastball - HERO GAMES Discussion Boards
That damage would also be applied as a move-through on the fastball, so assuming it was a normal baseball it would probably be toast.
Fastball's pitches would be about 14-15 times faster and harder than the pitch that killed Chapman.
Since the bat could in theory alsot be used as a melee weapon as well (although if you tried it you could forget about the rest of the seasob) or even a missile weapon (if you throw it at somebody) maybe it has a Multipower....
www.herogames.com /forums/showthread.php?t=6977   (2556 words)

 2 seam fastball
The 2-seam fastball is held with two fingers along or inside the seams and thrown naturally.
It's slightly slower than a 4-seam fastball but moves in the direction of the pitcher's dominant side.
Use the 2-seam fastball grip and award one point for each throw to the middle of the other's chest.
www.angelfire.com /sports/brookside/2seamfastball.htm   (278 words)

 Fastball – Music at Last.fm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fastball is an American pop-rock band that formed in Austin, Texas in the 1990s.
Fastball consists of Miles Zuniga (lead guitar and vocals), Tony Scalzo (bass and vocals), and Joey Shuffield (drums).
Fastball might not be making music anymore, but if they are, you can help keep other users informed by adding new events when they're announced.
www.last.fm /music/Fastball   (311 words)

 The Pitchers' Page: The Fastball
One of the keys to throwing a fastball properly is to keep your palm facing away from the plate during your arm motion, as shown in the first picture of the sequence.
One benefit of throwing a two seam fastball is that by putting pressure on the ball with either your index finger or middle finger, you can cause the ball to "tail" (curve slightly) in one direction or the other.
The windup for a two seam fastball is the same as with a four seam fastball.
www.mit.edu /~6a26/archives/people/t_stocky/pitches/fastball.html   (470 words)

 Fastball lyrics, Fastball guitar tabs, Fastball bass tabs, Fastball pictures, Fastball fonts, discography, biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fastball browse lyrics and guitar tablature, read biography of Fastball and find out how was written.
Band fonts section Fastball is another category that deserves some attention, especially for those who are big fans of the band Fastball and like to collect or create band logos and such.
Members will be able to submit and rate Fastball tablature and lyrics, add pictures and other information about Fastball such as reviews, comments, interesting facts in the history of the band Fastball.
www.musiceffect.com /fastball/index.html   (960 words)

 On That Note - Fastball
Not so when Fastball returned to play a show at Stubbs on Oct. 28th.
As per the usual Fastball show, there was great musicianship and good, catchy songs, but little on the entertainment side.
No longer a trio, Fastball has added two new permanent members, a guitarist (Brad Hernquist, from New Radicals) and keyboard player (Kevin Lovejoy from Austin).
www.onthatnote.com /fastball.html   (224 words)

 CD Baby: FASTBALL: Live at Jupiter
I was never a big fan of Fastball's work, but until Live From Jupiter Records I'd never heard the multi-platinum trio stripped down to the bare essentials.
Either the band has matured or they were over-produced and over-imaged during their major-label foray (or both).
Fastball is one of the best bands around today and this cd proves it.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/fastball   (459 words)

 Fastball Special - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When executing the fastball special, Colossus, a large and very strong mutant, takes the much smaller Wolverine into his hands and hurls him forward, like a baseball pitcher would throw a fastball.
Another notable fastball special featured Shadowcat and Spider-Man in a Marvel Team-Up special, where Kitty's phased molecules made her fly weightlessly through the air, whereupon she solidified herself and landed with full impact against her target, a rogue Morlock who was attacking surface-dwelling humans.
The fastball special is predated (and perhaps inspired) by the "alley-oop" move often performed by Rocky and Bullwinkle, in which Bullwinkle J. Moose would launch Rocky the Flying Squirrel into the air (since "flying" squirrels can only glide, thus needing either to jump from a height or be launched into the air).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fastball_special   (2087 words)

 SoundClick artist: Fastball - "...Fastball throws a powerful melodic punch with undeniable hooks..." -Billboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
"...Fastball’s songwriting and dedication to timeless singalong virtues are consistent.
Fastball never sacrifices melody to haste, and the results bounce with nifty, cheek-poking ease..."
By taking an altogether broader view of bright pop hooks and dark lyrical themes, Fastball has amplified their sound beyond the trademark three-minute outbursts of fuzz guitar and staccato lyrics.
www.soundclick.com /bands/fastball.htm   (810 words)

 Charlottetown Fawcetts Fastball Club
Officially founded almost three decades ago, the Fawcetts Fastball Club were once a huge part of fastball in the Charlottetown area.
After many years in limbo, local fastball enthusiasts and players have united to bring fastball back to the ball parks of Charlottetown.
The Charlottetown Fawcetts Fastball Club wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the following companies and individuals who have been generous in their support as participants in and/or sponsors of various Fawcetts events and tournaments over the 2006 season.
www.fawcettsfastball.com /home.php   (206 words)

 CurveBall: Curveball vs. Fastball - Worksheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In CurveBall, set the display to Ballpark, the Location to Cleveland, choose a Right Handed pitcher and set the Speed to 85 mph and the Spin, Spot, and release Angle to 0.0.
What happens to the fastball with 0.00 release point and a 0 release angle?
Graph #2--Use color #2 and Fastball - Left hander as y.
www.grc.nasa.gov /WWW/K-12/problems/Dalette/CurveballvsFastball_wks.htm   (316 words)

 Amazon.com: The Harsh Light of Day: Music: Fastball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fastball is THE greatest band you never heard of.
Ever song is brilliantly clever without being pretenious in anyway and where as almost every band, even the great ones, try to unsuccessfully break out of their one sound and represent as many different genres as possible, Fastball does succeed and seemingly effortlessly.
Fastball's Harsh Light of Day is the second album I've listened to by the group from Austin, Texas.
www.amazon.com /Harsh-Light-Day-Fastball/dp/B00004WLEI   (1210 words)

 Fastball News
Although it's tempting to lump the Austin, Texas trio Fastball in with all the bands that sound similar to the Wallflowers, they're an exception.
Fastball, The Fighting Brothers McCarthy, Ana Egge, Jackie Greene, The Grassy Knoll Boys
FASTBALL, THE FIGHTING BROTHERS MCCARTHY, ANA EGGE, JACKIE GREENE, THE GRASSY KNOLL BOYS This is a blog entry for Radio Without Borders, posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007.
www.topix.net /who/fastball   (333 words)

 Meeting Fastball Celebrity Encounter and In Person Autographs
Unfortunately, because of their seemingly quick rise to commercial stardom, Fastball are at times unjustly dismissed as another "Class Of '98" one-hit-wonder.
Fastball is another band we liked a lot, but didn't have a hard to spotting the members of the group.
We were in the front row and closer than we have ever been before.
home.att.net /~ned17/Fastball.html   (510 words)

i love 90's alternative and i think of fastball when i think of 90's music.
Been a Fastball fan since "The Way" I've throughly enjoyed all your albums.
Love the change-ups; love the splitter; but Tiger fans especially dig the FASTBALL most of all.
www.myspace.com /fastballtheband   (1293 words)

 Fastball official and fan sites, forums, message boards, Yahoo! Groups, Usenet newsgroups and record labels @ ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Help to keep the Bandlink Directory fresh by editing this section and adding any Fastball Usenet newsgroups that are missing from here.
If you'd like to add a small summary for Fastball, please do so by editing this section.
They are also a good source for unique and unusual content such as desktop wallpaper, concert pictures, fan art, fanfics, buddy icons, midi files, games, homemade items and lots more.
www.bandlink.net /bands/010/04/fastball.html   (410 words)

"Fastball" is an American pop musicpop-punk band that formed in Austin, Texas in the 1990s.
Fastball consists of Miles Zuniga (lead guitar and vocals), Tony Scalzo (bass and vocals), and Joe Shuffield (drums).
A few of Fastball's hit songs include: "The Way", "Fire Escape", "Out of my Head", and "You're an Ocean".
www.artistopia.com /fastball   (102 words)

 IBM pitches a supercomputing 'Fastball' - Network World
Under a project code-named "Fastball," IBM's ASC Purple supercomputer has been able to achieve 102G bytes per second of sustained read-and-write performance to a single file, the equivalent of downloading 25,000 songs in a second over the Internet, according to IBM.
The Fastball project capabilities were demonstrated at that lab.
The Fastball project combined IBM servers, a high-performance computing switch network and storage subsystems tied together through the enhanced version of the GPFS software.
www.networkworld.com /news/2006/0309-ibm-fastball.html   (610 words)

 Fastball - AOL Music
A two-seam fastball, sometimes called a two-seamer, or a sinker is...
Fastball released one breakout hit single, "The Way", in the spring of 1998;...
Download, listen and watch Fastball music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/fastball/173944/main   (121 words)

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