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off-speed pitch

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  1. change-up, change-of-pace, change-of-pace ball, off-speed pitchnoun

    a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball


  1. Off-speed pitch

    In baseball, an off-speed pitch is a pitch thrown at a slower speed than a fastball. Breaking balls and changeups are the two most common types of off-speed pitches. Very slow pitches, those which require the batter to provide most of the power through bat speed, are known as "junk" and include the knuckleball and the Eephus pitch, a sort of extreme changeup. The specific goals of off-speed pitches vary, but all are used to disrupt the timing of the batter, lessening his or her chances of hitting the ball solidly, or making contact with it at all. Virtually all pitchers have at least one off-speed pitch in their repertoire.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-speed pitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-speed pitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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