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'A Change-up On Steroids:' The History Of A Sky-Scraping Pitch
Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 12:20 am
In a recent Nippon Professional Baseball game in Japan, Kazuhito Tadano threw a slow, arcing pitch that caught the batter by surprise. Video of the play quickly went viral on the Internet, but the pitch has a history — and a name: the eephus pitch. Paul Dickson, author of the Dickson Baseball Dictionary, offers more details.