Tim Hudson’s eephus pitch may have had some history behind it


Originally posted on HardballTalk:

This morning, Aaron posted about Braves starter Tim Hudson throwing Nationals first baseman and former Brave Adam LaRoche an « eephus » pitch in the top of the second inning during this afternoon’s Grapefruit League exhibition. Bill Ladson reported on the hijinks between the two:

« He is such a buddy of mine, » LaRoche said. « Another [time], he went to switch balls and then threw one at my head. The ball went all the way to the backstop. He likes having fun, apparently. I gave him the knuckleball signal walking up. I didn’t think he would do it. I should have known better. »

Perhaps coincidental, but Adam’s father Dave famously threw an eephus pitch in 1981 when he was with the Yankees:

Tip of the cap to /r/Baseball for the video.

Paul Jackson wrote about the pitch for ESPN back in 2008:

At a mound conference, it was nearly decided that the right-handed…

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