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Defensive Catcher needed in Southern NY MSBL. Westchester-Putnam-Rockland-Bronx Counties

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Vontobel Mar 19, 2016. 6 Replies

Hello all:The White Plains Tigers - 2015 Westchester/Putnam MSBL champions are looking to add a catcher.  Division is 28+, but the team still has allowances available for players as young as 21.We…Continue

Tags: Mens, baseball, league, team, amateur

Catcher needed for Westchester, NY MABL/MSBL team

Started Feb 4, 2015 0 Replies

The White Plains Tigers, men's amateur baseball team has an open roster spot for an experienced catcher.  The league is 28+, but player may be as young as 21, as we still have an under-age allowance…Continue

Tags: westchester, county, New, York, baseball

38+ Men's Baseball League in Northern NJ / Southern NY

Started Dec 22, 2013 0 Replies

Looking for players 38 years and older to play in weeknight games in Bergen and Rockland Counties.  Games are Tuesday and/or Thursday nights from 8-11PM.The League is both competitive and fun!  Fees…Continue

25/28+ Mens Amateur team in Westchester County, NY seeks players.

Started Feb 26, 2013 0 Replies

MABL/MSBL team in Westchester County has 2 or possibly 3 spots to fill.  Specific needs:  Catcher, 3rd baseman, Speedy Outfielder.  Utility players especially welcome.Season runs from early April to…Continue

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Kagan Hudayar commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group MSBL/MABL
"The White Plains Tigers of Hudson Valley Amateur Baseball Association is looking to add a couple of players for their 2019 campaign. Another catcher is first on the list, but utility type players will be considered as well. Pitchers are always…"
Mar 1
Kagan Hudayar commented on NABA's group NABA
"The White Plains Tigers of Hudson Valley Amateur Baseball Association is looking to add a couple of players for their 2019 campaign. Another catcher is first on the list, but utility type players will be considered as well. Pitchers are always…"
Mar 1
Kagan Hudayar joined NABA's group


Group setup will hopefully answer any questions about any NABA Tournaments around the Country and options as a player or team.
Mar 1
Kagan Hudayar commented on Dave Keine's group Players Looking To Play Pro
"The White Plains Tigers of Hudson Valley Amateur Baseball Association is looking to add a couple of players for their 2019 campaign. Another catcher is first on the list, but utility type players will be considered as well. Pitchers are always…"
Mar 1
Kagan Hudayar joined Dave Keine's group

Players Looking To Play Pro

This group is for players who have a burning desire play professionally after college. Any and all information on tryouts and showcases is greatly appreciated!
Mar 1
Kagan Hudayar commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Where are the Umpires?
"So, as i'm reading this, I'm thinking these umpires need to learn how to gain control of the game.  I'm wondering why they aren't being trained on this.  Then, I'm seeing references to 13 or 14 year olds umpiring…"
Jul 23, 2018
Kagan Hudayar replied to Dave's discussion Is it possible to stiffin up a "floppy" glove?
"Good advice Brian. You could also go the whole 9 yards, and re-lace the entire glove. In fact, I recently did this to the glove I wrote about above.  It gave me an opportunity to open it up and remove the wire from the stalls.  I replaced…"
May 26, 2018
Kagan Hudayar replied to Dave's discussion Is it possible to stiffin up a "floppy" glove?
"Funny that I cam across this again.  I forgot all about posting it. Update; I'm still using and loving this Nokona.  Bought 2 Pro-Preferred gloves 2 years ago for about $700.  One for me and one for my son, who was playing JV at…"
Mar 9, 2018
Kagan Hudayar commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group MSBL/MABL
"Westchester NY adult amateur team looking for a couple of players.  Primary need is a starting catcher with solid pop time.  Also looking for a SS.  The SS does not have to be starter quality.  Just looking to add depth up the…"
Feb 22, 2018
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Feb 22, 2018
Kagan Hudayar replied to The CheckSwing Clubhouse's discussion What is the best way to run/structure a baseball practice? What works for you?
"There are tons of drills and everyone can go back and forth all day on this.  The key for a practice is to keep everyone involved at all times, so stations are key when it comes to skills development drills. But, I find that many coaches fixate…"
Jan 22, 2018

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P, 2B, 3B
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Sinker, Slider, Curve, multiple arm angles.
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, Independent, 18+, 30+, 40+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, 18+, 30+
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Robbie Cano - Incredibly effortless swing.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Mike Mussina just before retirement. Intelligence and ability to keep batters off balance.
More About Me:
Manage various Men's Amateur Baseball Teams

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At what age can a pitcher throw curveballs?

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 9:28pm 18 Comments


For many years, I have been shouted down, or shouted at, or just treated with complete disdain if I ever spoke my mind on this particular topic.  You see I am one of only a few people who never bought the "curveballs destroy arms" fallacy that has been repeated so many times, that it's just assumed to be gospel now.



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At 2:12pm on May 22, 2013, Don Ervin said…

Well some how part of my comments failed to print so here goes again.

I will begin with the last sentence,

If one could view the forearm at the release of a fast ball one would drastically change their mind about the curve ball, the forearm skin blows up like a long balloon and the forearm appears to jerk loose out of it's socket at the elbow, that view is very scary.

At 2:02pm on May 22, 2013, Don Ervin said…

Hey Kagan.


Your comments on the youngsters and curve balls is just great, you have covered the subject very well. the article on the above site is very interesting. the thing I have a problem with is that there is no mention of how the lack of proper pitching mechanics combined with  sudden body growth up to 14 1/2  to 15yrs old  are two of the main problems with youngsters, many times during a sudden growth up spurt with young boy's during puberty their bone structure will not mature at the same rate as their body growth, which if not diagnosed early enough can cause bone structure to become unstable which can cause said person to actually lose some control of their movements, I was involved with a youngster who was not an athlete he had to have his hip joints pinned up which put him down in bed for a period of time. During puberty age is a youngsters critical times especially in sports due to the various quick body movement involved within the moving joints.

Proper pitching mechanics should be scrutinized from the sports science side of the spectrum due to the fact that Dr. Andrews along with his associates at their American Sports Research Institute in Bermingham Alabama have brought to the table as to how the pitchers body in motion from the rubber to it's final flat back finish position should function/operate which is within a series of sequenced chained reactive movements, {INDIFFERENCE} as to how it does very negatively and inefficiently function from start to finish, through intense research Tom House has stated that no matter what kind of a pitcher one is side arm, over the top, slow fast etc basically their mechanics are all the same which coincides with the series of sequenced chained reactive movement research and also changes the fact that every pitcher basically has different mechanics which actually they do according to old conventional opinionated beliefs and today's pitcher's inferior pitching mechanics execution which does not coincide with up to date scientific research.

People are so awe struck by success that they simply cannot understand that one can have pitching success and still make every mistake in the book which can and does eventually create chronic sore arms, elbow and shoulder surgeries, ah yes some will cast this comment off and say bull, well I say, {HOW ABOUT} {WAINWRIGHT?} {WOODS?} and all of those other successful chronic sore armed major league pitchers who have had and are waiting to have surgery? how about all of those chronic sore armed youngsters between ages of ten to twenty one who have had or are waiting to have surgery? those arm problems do not just happen as many people believe they are caused, brought on, there are definite reasons for them happening.there are false belief's that there are ways to prevent arm and shoulder injuries this belief is not true due to the fact that preventing is {STOPPING} or {KEEPING FROM HAPPENING} which absolutely cannot be done as far as the arm and shoulder are concerned but there are things that can be done that hopefully can {curtail,}  {minimize,} {reduce} such injuries such as I mentioned in my aforementioned comments, which again is to build a good pitching foundation around the proper series of sequenced, chain reactive pitching body movements which said pitcher must be taught then said pitcher must learn how to and then to properly direct his body through these body movements.

Also it matters not if a pitcher in particular has a great dynamic moving stretching program he is still a perfect candidate for a chronic sore arm elbow or shoulder surgery,  without proper pitching mechanics, a pitchers arm, shoulder and all other body parts effected during the throwing movement lack good stability which is the foundation proper pitching mechanics are built on.

You have explained the true facts about the curve ball very well.

If one could view the animated action of the forearm at the r

At 3:16pm on February 19, 2013, Ashley Minor said…

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At 9:50am on February 19, 2013, Bill Stanton said…

Kagan-  Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!


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