Strike Zone Category Archive


Strike Zone Misconceptions

How an umpire calls balls and strikes is the single most influential factor in any baseball game. If the umpire has a “hitter’s strike zone” the pitcher doesn’t get the marginal pitches and the game often is riddled with walks, more hitting and higher scores. If his zone is loose or big, the opposite occurs. […]

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Good Ball/Strike Positioning Has Other Benefits

One of the tragedies, I feel, from watching amateur plate umpires, is that they are so reluctant or hesitant to get “into the slot” for properly seeing pitches – and all the other things that can happen at the plate. By the “slot” I mean that if you are standing on the line from the […]