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Is It Possible For A Fastball To Rise - The Rising Fastball

Is it possible for a fastball to rise? - The rising fastball

Everyone has heard the tale of the rising fastball or at least thought about if it is possible for a fastball to rise.

Well, the answer to this question is both yes and no.

Is there such a thing as a rising fastball? Yes! Is it possible for the flight of a baseball (a fastball) to rise? No. You see, a rising fastball does exist if you are looking at it from the stand point of where a pitcher releases the baseball and where the baseball crosses the zone. There are submarine and side arm pitchers, as well as sof