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We run through a comprehensive overview of the current literature on generating spin on an object during an overhand throw and hypothesize ways players may be able to impact their current spin rate. Works Cited: Prediction and Compensation by an Internal Model for Back Forces During Finger Opening in an Overarm Throw (Hore, Watts, and Tweed, 99) Finger opening in an overarm throw is not triggered by proprioceptive feedback from elbow extension or wrist flexion. (Hore, Ritchie, and Watts, 99) Control of finger grip forces in overarm throws made by skilled throwers (Hore et al, 01) Timing Finger Opening in Overarm Throwing Based on a Spatial Representation of Hand Path (Hore and Watts, 05) Skilled throwers use physics to time ball release to the nearest millisecond (Hore and Watts, 11) Finger release sequence for fastball and curveball pitches (Stevenson, 85) Baseball Spin and Pitchers' Performance (Kanosue et al, 14) Finger Forces in Fastball Baseball Pitching (Kinoshita et al, 17) Middle Finger and Ball Movements Around Ball Release During Baseball Fastball Pitching (Matsuo et al, 17) Relationship between finger strength and spin rate of curveballs thrown by NCAA Division 1 baseball pitchers (Woods, Spaniol, and Bonnette, 18) Evaluation of wrist and forearm motion in college-aged baseball pitchers (Solomito et al, 14) Comparison of dominant hand range of motion among throwing types in baseball pitchers (Wang et al, 13) Kinematic Analysis of the Wrist and Forearm during Baseball Pitching (Barrentine et al, 98) Pitch Grips and Changing Fastball Spin Rate (OC, 17) Friction and Lubrication of Human Skin (Adams, Briscoe, and Johnson, 07) Finger Pad Friction and Its Role in Grip and Touch (Adams et al, 13) Sticky Fingers: Adhesive Properties of Human Fingertips (Spinner et al, 16) All Data Courtesy of Baseball Savant
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