How to Throw a Sinker


If you want to learn a great pitch for getting ground-ball outs, the sinker is your pitch. This pitch will drop right on the back of the plate.

Things You'll Need

  • A baseball
  • A catcher
  • Catcher's gear
  • Baseball glove
  • Place your index and middle fingers on the horseshoe seam. your fingers should be across from each other so a U-shape is formed with your fingers.

  • Place your ring and pinky fingers on the side, just barely touching the ball so your throw is more stable.

  • Throw the ball as you normally would, but snap your wrist down toward the ground as you release,and push with your middle and index fingers.

Tips & Warnings

  • Throw the ball over the top or it will look like a slider.
  • For you to get ground ball outs, you have to keep the sinker down in the strike zone.
  • Kids shouldn't attempt this or any other breaking pitch, as it'll mess with their arm development.

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