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Keeping those seams parallel to the body, the pitcher places his index and middle fingers perpendicular to them with the pads on the farthest seam from him.
The thumb then rests underneath the ball about in the middle of the two fingers.
The four-seam fastball is the most common variant of the fastball.
The pitch is used often by the pitcher to get ahead in the count or when he needs to throw a strike.
The WBSC Softball Competitions Commission was recently tasked with reviewing, developing and introducing an initial world ranking system, and will continue to study the best method for expanding the rankings to include multi-sport events, regional championships, head-to-heads and other WBSC-recognised international competitions in which its 141 members worldwide participate.
WBSC Softball Division President Dale Mc Mann said: "These new softball world rankings mark another major milestone in the history of our global sport.
A straight pitch is achieved by gripping the ball with the fingers across the wide part of the seam (called a "four-seam fastball") so that both the index and middle fingers are touching two seams perpendicularly.
A sinking fastball is thrown by gripping it across the narrow part (a "two-seam fastball") so that both the index and middle fingers are along a seam.
Fastballs are usually thrown with backspin, so that the Magnus effect creates an upward force on the ball.The US has pulled to within 63 ranking points of the top spot, having defended its world titles at the U-12 and U-18 Baseball World Cups in 2015, while placing second at the 2015 Pan-Am Games and in the Premier12 Championship, which awards the most ranking points of any international competition.Chinese Taipei has moved up from fourth position to third, a historical high for the nation.Hillerich & Bradsby Co., Louisville Slugger, used different center brands over the years on their line of baseball bats., The different logos, and trademarks can be used to date the era your bat was made.1906 P. Goldsmith bought out Mac Gregor in 1944 and became known as "Mac Gregor Goldsmith" Finally, in 1952 the Goldsmith name was dropped entirely and the company was simply called Mac Gregor.Wed The World Baseball Softball Confederation has launched the first-ever world rankings for men’s and women’s fastpitch softball and has revealed the latest standings in its official baseball world rankings.