It is a curveball that is especially hard to catch, mainly a breaking curve. A curveball that is sharply broken. Name the bird that goes steeply to capture the prey after the yellowhammer. That is one of the kinds of baseball pits. Because of its downward break, it is classified as a puck. It is sometimes called 11 to 5 curve, 2 to 8 curve in the opposite direction to a regular curveball, and 12 to 6 curveball. It is divided into a straight line in the downward movement. It describes the word “12–6” as the pitch break applies to the ball that breaks from 12 to 6 in a clock. The 11–5 and 2–8 combinations are highly successful in sizes, but less than a true 12–6, since the ball breaks more easily into the center of the bat.


The pitch is used in all significant baseball leagues. It’s named after many people and has the “yellowhammer.” It is the most complex kind of curve since it moves vertically and does not break horizontally. The disparity between the pace and the rupture makes it hard to reach the pitch if the pitcher uses it appropriately in a throwing series. The over-hand motion typically pitches the 12 to 6 curveball. At the same time, the ball cracks 2 to 8 instead of 12 to 6 by a three-quarter or side-arm delivery. When pitchers use a topspin on their fingers to release the ball, the sharp vertical break happens on the 12–6 curveball.


A yellowhammer can be more or less efficient depending on the situation and the pitcher’s style. The yellowhammer is a powerful pitch against a hitter with the precise handling as the pitcher. But the pitch is much better to catch if the batter is the opposite handling of the pitcher. The efficiency of the pitch also relies upon the pitcher’s ability to use topspin to create rotation. If statistics on the average lifting pitch 12 to 6 are used in the pitch, the 12 to 6 and 11 to 5 are higher than the average lift pitch of Major League Baseball due to its high lifting skills.