Interactive: Evolution of the pitch

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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.

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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.

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