SportsMedia 19th century pitching machine had cannon arm - literally By Neil Best June 21, 2010 10:52 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Cool WSJ story here about the first pitching machine. Don't hate me if I don't blog much this week. It's summer. Back to watching Federer on the ropes at Wimbledon . . . Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.