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The "WTF pitches" of 100 years ago and today

A century apart, Walter Johnson and Robert Coello confused the hell out of batters.


Dayn Perry of CBS wrote up a lovely breakdown of the wacky, almost flat-footed, side-arm pitching delivery of early-1900s Washington Senator righty Walter Johnson, as seen here:

A century later, pitchers are still inventing ways to flummox batters. Robert Coello of the Angels throws a knuckle-y forkball that's come to be known as the "WTF pitch":