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Old 09-16-2012, 01:56 AM
etv78 etv78 is offline
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Pitcher missing a finger

How would it change a pitch's movement if the pitcher is missing a finger? How would it change if they're missing the ring finger vs. middle finger?
Old 09-16-2012, 02:16 AM
mrpayday mrpayday is offline
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This guy had an amazing curveball apparently. He's missing an index finger though.
Old 09-16-2012, 04:00 AM
GreasyJack GreasyJack is offline
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That's nothing. Jim Abbot was missing five fingers!
Old 09-16-2012, 05:56 PM
OldGuy OldGuy is offline
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Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown was reportedly a star pitcher early in the 20th Century whose effective curve ball was due to missing parts of two fingers on his throwing hand.
Old 09-16-2012, 07:08 PM
Intelligently Designed Intelligently Designed is offline
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Well, what we do know is that having six fingers on each hand doesn't have an effect on pitches...


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