JIM asked in SportsBaseball · 8 months ago

WHY DO SOME OF BASEBALL PITCHERS THROW A SPIT BALL?

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  • glen b
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    they don't anymore too easy to be caught and suspended

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  • 8 months ago

    It gives pitchers a better grip on the ball, and that allows them to have better control over the balls movement.

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  • 8 months ago

    It’s cheating. They should not do it. I don’t believe that many pitchers throw a spit ball.

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  • 8 months ago

    To gain an edge over the hitters.

    In the old days, when it was much more common to throw it and before it was outlawed, pitchers threw it to physically make the ball do unpredictable behavior.

    Since it's been outlawed, the extreme few who use it will obviously use it for the above reason, but now it's more used to mess with a hitter's mind. Even if the pitch *isn't* always thrown by a suspected spitballer, the hitter is leery that it could be coming in at any given time.

    That's a psychological edge the pitcher gets. Gaylord Perry was the master of that.

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  • TedEx
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It is illegal, however it isn't illegal if you aren't caught

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  • Carson
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    It's against the rules.

    Most use to put vaseline under the bill of their cap, adjust It and put It in a seam.

    It makes the ball do unexpected movements therefore harder to hit.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    cause they want to for sorne reason

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