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Baseball is America’s pastime. And the Ultimate Man loves to play baseball. What are the 3 baseball pitches every Ultimate Man should know how to throw?

1) Four-seam fastball
2) Curveball
3) Circle Changeup

How to throw a four-seam fastball:  Place your index and middle fingertips on the perpendicular seam of the baseball. The horseshoe-shaped seam should face into the ring finger of your throwing hand. Put your thumb directly beneath the baseball on the smooth leather in the center of the horseshoe seam. Grip the ball softly in your fingertips. There should be a space between the ball and your palm, as a loose grip minimizes friction between your hand and the ball.

To learn how to throw a curveball and a circle changeup, click here to order your copy of Frank Miniter’s The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide.

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Frank Miniter has floated the Amazon, run with the bulls of Pamplona, hunted everything from bear in Russia to elk with the Apache to kudu in the Kalahari, and has fly-fished everywhere from Alaska’s Kenai to Scotland’s River Spey to Japan’s freestone streams. Along the way he was taught to box by Floyd Patterson, spelunked into Pompey’s Cave, climbed everywhere from New York’s Gunks to the Rockies, and is currently learning Kenkojuko Karate with Sensei Masakazu Takahashi. He graduated from the oldest private military academy in the U.S., a place that still teaches honor and old-school gentlemanly conduct, and believes men need this book because the U.S. has lost its code of honor as enumerated by its Founding Fathers. He is the author of The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to Hunting and has won numerous awards for outdoor and conservation writing. He was a Senior Editor at Outdoor Life magazine and, currently, is the Executive Editor of American Hunter magazine.

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