Interactive: Evolution of the pitch

Evolution of the pitch

Evolution of the pitch

Pitching has changed from the days of being forced to throw underhand into something far more complex and intricate.

Take a history lesson on how several pitches evolved through time. Similarly, movement of a pitched baseball can be altered based on a pitcher's grip and arm motion.

Through the use of special video cameras, Long Island Ducks pitchers demonstrate movement as Stony Brook physics professor Dr. Chang Kee Jung explains the science behind why a pitched baseball moves the way it does.

See the interactive presentation at newsday.com/pitch.

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