Saturday, March 14, 2009

Shunsuke Watanabe: Japan's Submarine Pitcher

Shunsuke Watanabe

Watanabe is a submarine pitcher who rotates so low in his delivery that his right leg scrapes the ground; he has a pad sewn into the knee of his uniform pants. He also inserts a longer one into his stocking (he wears it classic style) and reinforces the toe of his spike. He does this to protect his right leg and foot from his repeated scrapes against the ground.

Complete New York Times article.

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