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Question 1: In ________, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a walk.
Town ballSoftballBaseballBaseball awards

Question 2: As such, the ________ of pitching are closely studied and taught by coaches at all levels and are an important field in sports medicine.
BiologyBiochemistryMicrobiologyBiomechanics

Question 3: In the ________ and the Japanese Central League, the pitcher also bats.
National LeagueMajor League BaseballAmerican LeagueBaseball

Question 4: Starting in 1973 with the ________ and spreading throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the hitting duties of the pitcher have generally been given over to the position of designated hitter, a cause of some controversy.
BaseballMajor League BaseballNational LeagueAmerican League

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Johan Santana delivers a pitch at Shea Stadium in 2008, while playing for the New York Mets.
  Brandon Claussen, pitching for the Cincinnati Reds, delivers the ball to home plate
  The position of the pitcher
  Johan Santana delivers a pitch at Shea Stadium in 2008, while playing for the New York Mets.

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Chris Young throws a bullpen pregame circle changeup.
  Brandon Claussen, pitching for the Cincinnati Reds, delivers the ball to home plate
  Chris Young throws a bullpen pregame circle changeup.
  A pitcher releases the baseball from the pitcher's mound

Question 7: Other common types of pitches are the ________, slider, changeup, forkball, split-fingered fastball, and knuckleball.
Yellow Hammer12–6 curveballCurveballBreaking ball

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  The position of the pitcher
  Johan Santana delivers a pitch at Shea Stadium in 2008, while playing for the New York Mets.
  Delivery of the baseball from the pitcher to catcher

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  The position of the pitcher
  Delivery of the baseball from the pitcher to catcher
  Brandon Claussen, pitching for the Cincinnati Reds, delivers the ball to home plate
  Johan Santana delivers a pitch at Shea Stadium in 2008, while playing for the New York Mets.

Question 10: The most basic pitch is a ________, where the pitcher throws the ball as hard as he can.
Sinker (baseball)KnuckleballFastballCurveball







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