Common Questions

Is there a restriction on the distance of the ball from body?

There is no ASA restriction on the distance that the ball can be from the body on release. But we can run into some issues here. In this picture below, the ball is about a foot away from the body. However, the ball is actually inside the wrist (palm ...
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Can the ball be above the shoulder?

If you bend over at the waist it is possible for the ball to above the shoulder as shown in the images. However, you will note that the angle created by the hip -shoulder-ball does not exceed a right angle. An angle greater than a right angle is not ...
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Can I bring the ball behind my back?

There is no restriction on bringing the ball behind your back. The images below show the figure 8 style that has always been legal. It allows you to get your core into the pitch. This style emulates the throwing of a discus from a stationary point. ...
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Can the ball be outside of the wrist?

In 10 Man Modifed, the ball can NEVER be outside of the wrist. The way I prefer to look at this is that the palm of the pitching hand cannot be turned away from the body. The palm can be towards the ground or the pitchers body. But not turned away ...
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Can I bring the ball inside the wrist in order to throw a riser?

Yes. Very difficult pitch to master. This was my strike out pitch in my younger days. The ball is inside the wrist with a locked elbow on release. The fingers will rotate from 6 o'clock to 12 o'clock and generate back spin. If you throw the pitch ...
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Can the palm be facing the ground on release?

Yes. Both styles of pitches shown below will result in back spin. Throw it fast enough and you have a riser. Limit the wrist action and you have a change-up. This is perfectly legal in 10 Man. ...
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