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Lynn Hummel: Everything we do has a spin to it

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Just watch the pitchers in the World Series and you will see the ball spinning on every pitch. It is almost impossible to throw a baseball that doesn’t spin. The straight fastball spins and the curve, slider and sinker spin even more. The spin is more important than the speed of the pitch because the spin determines the movement of the ball. An upper-range fastball can overwhelm a batter, but a pitch with a crafty spin will not go straight and it is intended to fool the hitter.

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