Reading Baseball: Eephus Pitch

Jun 20, 2014

A Japanese pitcher generated a lot of buzz on the internet recently when he threw a slow, arcing pitch that caught the batter by surprise.  In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us about the history and name of this odd-looking pitch that dates back to the 1940's.
 
 

Reading Baseball is a series of original essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, the author of Pops: The Willie Stargell Story and Growing Up With Clemente.