All in all his mechanics are ( as some people have referred to as freakish or un-orthodox) like the old-time pitchers in the20’s, 30’s and 40’s and early fifties. Example:Sandy Kofax, Bob Gibson, Satchel Page, Bob Feller. Carl Hubble, Juan Marichal…

Those athletes didn’t throw with just there arms and shoulders as probably 70 percent or more have been doing for the last 40+ years. Those pitchers don’t last for more than 4 to 7 years and usually throw their elbows or shoulders out. Sad thing is that they become pitching coaches and open clinics and teach their mechanics to the children (charging ridiculous fees) addressing their mechanics as “the Pro way” of doing it (after all, all you have to do is watch a game on T.V. and see that most major leaguers are using the muscle-method way of throwing ,therefore confirming it). Thus creating less than efficient throwers ,for the next generation, who intern throw their arms out and usually can’t understand why. Just watching these type of poor mechanics makes me cringe with pain.

- Chris Lincecum from “The Passion of Chris Lincecum” by Seth Kolloen
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