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Steve Delabar’s split-fingered fastball

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Feb. 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm with 2 Comments »
February 15, 2012 2:15 pm

Steve Delabar is 28 and in his first major league spring training camp, a Seattle Mariners rookie with six big-league games to his credit.

Arm issues threatened to end his career and a year ago he was a substitute teacher before giving baseball one last chance. With that chance, he pitched for the Mariners A, AA and AAA teams, then came to Seattle in September, going 1-1 with a 2.57 earned run average.

One of his biggest weapons: a split-fingered fastball. In the video above, he shows how he throws it, talks about how he learned it and discusses when to throw it.

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  1. Stantheman6 says:

    Keep these up, Larry. This is the kind of stuff that gives us a true insight into the game. When you run out of players, can you turn the camera on yourself and show us what it’s like to be in your shoes?

  2. SandlotSam says:

    These videos are fun. A good split-fingered fastball is a N-A-S-T-Y pitch.

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