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Friday, June 01, 2007

Kerry Wood rides the pine - the travails of being a "hard thrower" in the majors

I've always been fascinated with Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, after his brilliant rookie year and astounding early career. But his hard throwing style (and according to the story, poor management decisions during his minor and major league days) have left him nearly washed up. Sitting on the disabled list for the 11th time in his 10-year career, Wood is clinging to the hope that he might just return as pitcher, period, much less the All-Star starter he once was.

The above story also got me interested in throwing mechanics, and this blog talks about some other pitchers whose careers have been saved or sunk by throwing beyond their arm's capacity.

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