High School Coach Now Regrets Letting His Pitcher Throw 194 Pitches

On Tuesday, Dylan Fosnacht of Rochester (Wash.) high went 14+ innings, striking out 17 batters and finishing the afternoon with a pitch count of 194. In a year where a disturbing numbers of MLB's best young arms are going in for ligament replacement surgery, Fosnacht's undeniable accomplishment is being tempered with… » 5/15/14 1:18pm 5/15/14 1:18pm

What Is Wrong With Our Fragile Little League Baseball Players?

From 1995 to 1998, Dr. James Andrews performed nine Tommy John surgeries on teenage patients. From 2003 to 2008? 224. Young, amateur pitchers are breaking down faster than a Dusty Baker rotation and no one knows what to do. » 8/10/09 12:30pm 8/10/09 12:30pm

Austin Wood And The Pitch-Count Question

By now, you've surely heard of Austin Wood, the University of Texas reliever and modern folk hero who, cramping and vomiting, threw 169 pitches in a seven-hour NCAA regional Saturday. Most amazing of all? That throwing 169 pitches in a college baseball game isn't, in itself, all that amazing. » 6/03/09 3:00pm 6/03/09 3:00pm

High School Hurlers Care Not For Your Pitch Counts

Minnesota prep player Lars Anderson threw a complete game in the high school playoffs this weekend, coming up very clutch when his team needed it most. It's even more impressive when you learn that it was 13-inning complete game and Anderson threw 201 pitches. The losing pitcher? He threw 204. » 6/02/09 1:15pm 6/02/09 1:15pm