Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Eephus Pitch

This past week Japanese pitcher and one time Cleveland Indian Kazuhito Tadano threw a eephus pitch in a game.  If you are unfamiliar with this pitch, it is a high slow arching pitch that is similar to what you would see in a slow pitch softball
Here is Tadano throwing it:

The Eephus pitch has been used before in MLB history with mixed results. One of the most famous is Cleveland's Rip Sewell tossing it vs Ted Williams in the 1946 All Star game:

Then there is former Yankee (and father of current Washington 1B Adam) Dave LaRoche using it the "LaLob" to strike out slugger Gorman Thomas:

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