Throwing a wiffle ball is a lot of fun, and a real challenge to control. With practice, even someone without any baseball or wiffle experience can certainly be a force on the mound. Expect much more in this area of our website including video evidence to support theory, and techniques to catch batters off guard and pitch a gem.
Wiffle balls tend to travel in the direction of the solid side of the ball. In other words, if I throw overhand with a normal release with the ‘holey’ side of the ball facing the right, the ball will cut left. If you change to a sidearm approach with the ‘holey’ side of the ball facing up at release, the ball will drop. Look for pictures/video in the near future detailing this process.
The harder throw doesn’t necessarily mean a strikeout is easier to obtain. Many great pitchers have relied upon keeping hitters off balance to ensure success. Throwing a knuckleball or changeup can be just as effective as a hard slider or nasty riser. Often times, something as simple as a fastball can catch a batter off guard enough to achieve a strikeout. Bottom line, throwing hard doesn’t ensure success in wiffle ball. Keeping the batter guessing, does.
The beauty of wiffle ball is that there are no set pitches and no guaranteed successful pitch. This leaves the definition of great pitching up to you. Be creative, try things, fail, get better.