The called 3rd strike is one of the last remaining bastions of independence for Umpires. If you’re like me you admire the guys who have a great one. Unfortunately, I’ve always looked pretty bad with mine. I’ve practiced it in the mirror, tried different things on the field and worked on trying it with one vocalization or two…all to no avail. I still suck at it.
If you struggle with the same thing, this montage will make you feel better. We’ve scoured YouTube, Vimeo and other video websites for the best of the worst strike three mechanics (and even included some Tom Hallion).
Who’s your favorite? Did we miss any gems?