PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "I own Chicagoland Baseball and Softball Academy LLC, and we needed a pitching machine to throw short toss to our hitters," said an inventor from Chicago, Ill. "I developed the SLUMPBUSTERS to serve as an automatic pitching machine that benefits hitters of all ages and abilities.
Underhand short-toss is an essential hitting drill and used by major leaguers all the way down to the little league. The first machine of its kind, the SLUMPBUSTER, has all the benefits of a tee, plus it allows the batter to track the ball. Furthermore, the housing is small in size for ease of portability.
It is important to understand one fundamental technique about the baseball swing - when the hitter starts their swing, they shift their weight back before moving forward.
SLUMPBUSTER performs the following functions: 1.) strike - every pitch right down the middle, 2.) random strike/ball - some will be right down the middle; some pitches could be a ball out of the strike zone; the ball out of the strike zone could be anywhere, 3.) bluff - done at random, and 4.) looping - done at random or looping pitch as a strike or ball.
The original design was submitted to the Chicago sales office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 18-CKL-1174, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com.