Infield Footwork-To spin glove side or not to spin gloveside?

by tony woodall
(keller, tx usa)



There is great debate here on infield footwork. To spin glove side or not to spin gloveside.

Working the round the horn drill, home to 1st to 2nd to 3rd and back to home. What is the proper method? 360 degree spin and throw or a 180 degree jumpstep?

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The Quickest to Get the Feet Set
by: Dan

Tony,

This has been debated for as long as I can remember, and as you point out, there are good arguments for both sides. I always believed that the 180 degree (towards throwing hand if right handed) is an easier play than the 360 glove-side rotation. It seems to me that whatever allows the thrower to set her feet the quickest to make the throw should be the way to go. For me that is the 180 feet set and throw.

I am guessing that the 360 spin people will tell you that the pivot will get you out of throwing through the route where the baserunner is running. But this can be accomplished with a hop on the 180 pivot.

Dan


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