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13-"Accumulating Pitch-Count" & "12,686 Pitches Plus 372 Throws Logged"---By Fritz Outman


BEST & SAFEST BASEBALL PITCHING-MECHANICS!

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"Accumulating Pitch-Count"

Mechanical Approach for Pitching Employed: Finalized Outman Methodology
Pitcher: Fritz Outman

The "accumulating pitch-count" (logged for a sample period of time) demonstrates the relative safety of employing Finalized Outman Methodology™ for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane.

  I did not merely "lob" the baseball in execution of the below recorded pitches (and throws).  I went "all out."

The high-lighted dates point out PM/AM successive days & AM/PM same day pitching-sessions.

Date  
Time of Day #Pitches/#ThrowsAt Home/At GameIce Pitching-Arm? Pitcher Age 
5/28/11
AM
252/0
AT HOME
NO
60
5/29/11
AM
168/0
AT HOME
NO
60
5/30/11
AM
152/0
AT HOME
NO
60
5/31/11
AM
168/0
AT HOME
NO
60
6/1/11
PM
75/0
AT HOME
NO
60
6/2/11
AM
174/0
AT HOME
NO
60
6/2/11
PM
35*/30*
AT GAME
NO
60
6/3/11
AM
175/0
HOME
NO
60
6/5/11
AM
262/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/6/11
AM
210/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/7/11
AM
210/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/8/11
PM
100*/20*
AT GAME
NO
61
6/9/11
AM
215/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/10/11
AM
342/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/11/11
AM
210/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/12/11
AM 
125*/37*
AT GAME
NO
61
6/12/11
PM
228/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/13/11
AM
210/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/15/11
AM
252/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/16/11
AM
252/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/17/11
AM 
168/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/19/11
PM
210/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/20/11
PM
135*/20*
AT GAME
NO
61
6/21/11
AM
169/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/22/11
AM
378/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/23/11
AM
294/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/24/11
AM
300/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/25/11
AM
228/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/28/11
AM
300/0
AT HOME
NO
61
6/29/11
PM
45*/
AT GAME
NO
61
6/30/11
AM
510/0
AT HOME
NO
61






7/1/11
AM
295/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/2/11
AM
316/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/3/11
AM
255/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/5/11
AM
216/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/6/11
AM
128/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/6/11
PM
92*/20*
AT GAME
NO
61
7/7/11
AM
255/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/8/11
AM
252/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/9/11
AM
550/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/11/11
AM
252/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/12/11
AM
256/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/13/11
PM
210/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/14/11
AM
61*/30*
AT GAME
NO
61
7/14/11
PM
228/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/15/11
AM
258/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/16/11
AM
177/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/18/11
PM
63*/30*
AT GAME
NO
61
7/19/11
AM
259/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/20/11
AM
126/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/20/11
PM
135*/25*
AT GAME
NO
61
7/21/11
AM
175/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/22/11
AM
215/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/23/11
AM
178/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/25/11
PM
0/30*
AT GAME
NO
61
7/26/11
AM
220/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/27/11
PM
75*/25*
AT GAME
NO
61
7/28/11
AM
311/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/29/11
AM
134/0
AT HOME
NO
61
7/29/11
PM
60*/30*
AT GAME 
NO
61
7/30/11
AM
345/0
AT HOME
NO
61






8/1/11
PM
85*/30*
AT GAME
NO
61

END OF LOG
At game pitch & throw-count is a close approximation and includes pre-game; pre-inning warm-up pitches.
Occasionally (not regularly) I took a couple of Ibuprofen tablets (400mg total) before or after a pitching-session.
I routinely take a hot shower after a pitching-session.  That is typically the extent of my post pitching-session (or post-game) "doctoring."

Copyright 5-2011
Saint Louis, MO 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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 "12,686 Pitches plus 372 Throws Logged"

For the period of 5-28-2011 through 8-01-2011 (during which period of time I logged my “Accumulating-Pitch-Count”), my total pitch-count employing Finalized Outman Methodology™ mechanics for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane amounted to 12,686 pitches executed…at a minimum. 

12,686 is a phenomenal number of pitches executed in that time-period by any standard…more so for the fact those 12,686 pitches were executed by a 60-61 year old man…me!

Additionally, I did not commence pitching on 5-28-2011 (5-28-2011 is the date that I commenced logging my “Accumulating-Pitch-Count).  I actually began pitching outdoors in early March, 2011, as weather permitted.  

I easily totaled in excess of 3,000 pitches executed during the nearly 3 months before I began logging my pitch-count on 5-28-2011.  

Those additional in excess of 3,000 pitches executed increases my total outdoor accumulated-pitch-count to date (8-02-2011) during this 2011 baseball season to an even more phenomenal nearly 16,000 pitches executed. 

Moreover, although I have chosen to end logging my accumulating-pitch-count as of 8-01-2011, I am not ceasing to pitch.  

Depending both on the availability of time and on favorable circumstances (including before the weather prohibits me altogether from pitching outdoors in this part of the worldin another three months or so), I should have opportunity to increase my total outdoor pitch-count for the 2011 baseball season considerably beyond nearly 16,000 pitches executed.  

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It should be of note (meaning that it should be very impressive to anyone reading this or hearing about this) that neither the elbow of my pitching-arm nor my pitching-shoulder have been destroyed in the process of executing those nearly 16,000 pitches to date (8-02-2011).  

On the contrary, because of all of that pitching repetition; because of all of those pitching executions; because of all of that practice pitching (employing Finalized Outman Methodology mechanics for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane), my pitching-related physical conditioning persistently improved as did my pitching performance…even though I am an old man of 61 years of age.



Of further note, not once have I iced my pitching-arm after a pitching-session (at home or at a game)…never used even a single ice-cube.



So, would you, as a player who pitches employing whatever constitutes your individual variation on the theme of the conventional mechanical approach for pitching a baseball or as someone who teaches whatever constitutes your individual variation on the theme of the conventional mechanical approach for pitching a baseball, attempt as many pitching executions as have I during a similar period of time?  



Would you so much as briefly entertain the notion of so doing? 



I bet not.  



Would you care to speculate as to the likely effect on your likely far, far younger than me pitching-arm in particular and body in general if you dared attempt as many pitching executions during a similar period of time employing your individual variation on the theme of the conventional mechanical approach for pitching a baseball?  



It is highly improbable that the elbow of your pitching-arm and/or your pitching-shoulder would tolerate as much as one week’s worth of the rigors of what has been my baseball pitching routine for months in a row.



Yet, if youemploying Finalized Outman Methodology for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane (with your likely far, far younger pitching-arm in particular and body in general), were to execute just half the number of pitches that I have executed during the identical period of time, you, like me, would experience significant improvement in your physical conditioning for pitching a baseball together with improvement in the pitching performance-factors (velocity of, command over and movement of the pitched baseballand the far, far lesser likelihood that you would sustain a pitching-related injury to the elbow of your pitching-arm or to your pitching-shoulder.  



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Consider that during the logged period of time:



I have pitched during an A.M. game followed by pitching in the P.M. at home on the same day.



Multiple times I pitched in the A.M. at home before pitching in the P.M. during a game on the same day.

Multiple times I pitched at home in the A.M. or P.M. on the day before a game-day; followed by pitching in the A.M. at home on a game-day; followed by pitching in the P.M. on that same day during a game; followed by pitching in the A.M. on the day after a game-day on which I pitched accumulating, thereby, hundreds of pitches executed in that period of time.

I have executed as many as 805 pitches in a 24 hour time-period; as many as 1,121 pitches in a 48 hour time-period; as many as 1,376 pitches in a 72 hour time period; and as many as 2,061 pitches during the course of a week’s time.

On two occasions I executed over 500 pitches during one pitching-session on a given day…550 pitches being my highest single-session pitch-count.

I routinely pitched on 5678 and 9 days consecutively.  

During one stretch of pitching on 10 consecutive days, I pitched twice on one of those 10 consecutive days and accumulated a total of 2,112 pitches executed during that 10 day period.

SoI ask you, “Employing your particular variation on the theme of the conventional mechanical approach for pitching a baseball, how might the elbow of your pitching-arm and your pitching-shoulder react if, during a similar period of time, you attempted to execute as many pitches as I have executed employing Finalized Outman Methodology™ for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane?”  

I doubt that it would be a pleasant experience for you.

On further consideration, perhaps, the word “phenomenal” is insufficient to the task adequately of describing the cumulative number of pitches that I have executed to this point in the 2011 baseball season.

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How is it possible that I have accomplished the number of accumulated pitches executed in the time-period noted above…especially given my age (now 61 years old) and that I am plainly and factually physically far less durable than a much younger individual and presumably (completely reasonably presumably) far more physically fragile than a much younger person?

How is that possible for me to accomplish?

It is possible because Finalized Outman Methodology really is less (far less) stressful to the elbow of the pitching-arm and to the pitching-shoulder than is the conventional mechanical approach for pitching a baseball?

Bear in mind that being less (far less) stressful to the elbow of the pitching-arm and to the pitching-shoulder than is the conventional mechanical approach for pitching a baseball is a bonus of Finalized Outman Methodology additional to improving the pitching performance-factors of velocity of, command over and movement of the pitched baseball in comparison to the conventional mechanical approach.

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While the prevailing “wisdom” of present-day so-called “gurus” of conventional baseball pitching mechanics is to preach and to teach limited pitching-sessions, limited pitch-counts, limited total pitches executed and limited innings pitched for all of those young baseball pitchers who are talented and durable (except for the elbows of their pitching-arms and their pitching-shoulders that they are in the process of destroying), this not nearly so durable old man has been executing hundreds of pitches almost daily for months in a row employing Finalized Outman Methodology…without ill effect on the elbow of my pitching-arm or on my pitching-shoulder...unless, by some convoluted reasoning, you classify steadily improving physical conditioning for pitching a baseball and steadily improving pitching performance resulting from frequent pitching-sessions executing lots and lots of pitches as constituting “ill effect.”

While young pitchers from the major league level down to the amateur levels are  “tearing up”, “blowing out” and otherwise destroying the elbows of their pitching-arms and/or their pitching-shoulders employing the conventional mechanical approach for pitching a baseball (with literally tens of millions of dollars in salary and medical costs every year being paid to and wasted on professional pitchers who, being on the disabled list for extended, often multiple, periods of time, are not pitching, are not producing and, therefore, are not earning their salary…while other pitchers who themselves are in the process of “tearing up”, “blowing out” or otherwise destroying the elbow of their pitching-arm and/or their pitching-shoulder are being paid to pitch during the absence of injured pitchers) this old man has kept on pitching…frequently and with high-level pitch-counts amounting to nearly 16,000 pitches to this date (8-02-2011) since early March, 2011…employing Finalized Methodology for pitching a baseball…nearly 16,000 pitches! 

As I have written elsewhere and stated repeatedly, I know of no human endeavor at which one becomes better by engaging in less of it, by doing less of it less frequently.  Pitching a baseball is most certainly no exception!  

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Again, 12,686 pitches executed and logged in my “Accumulating-Pitch-Count” from 5-28-2011 through 8-01-2011 (phenomenal!).  

Again, nearly 16,000 pitches executed since early March, 2011 (more than phenomenal!).

Again, no pitching-related injuries to my pitching-arm or loss of time pitching due to a pitching-related injury to my pitching-arm (which, in the “big picture”, equates to tons of medical expense and loss-of-time money to be saved and untold physical and psychological and emotional pain suffered on the part of pitchers to be avoided…not to mention avoiding loss of playing time, pitching careers shortened and pitching careers abruptly, prematurely ended). 

Again, not a single post-pitching-session ice-cube applied to my pitching-arm during that period of time (just think of the money an individual, a team, an entire organization could save on ice alone!).


That’s amazing, if I do say so myself, even if my pitching-related conditioning had not improved (but, it did) and even if my pitching performance had not improved (but, it did)! 

Copyright, 8-2011, 9-2012
Saint Louis, MO USA
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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