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A place on an exchange assigned for the trading of certain commodities, futures, or options. It is also called a pit or a trading pit.


The slope of a roof, sidewalk, or other surface. The Americans with Disabilities Act has specific requirements for the pitch of access ramps leading to building entrances.

Example: Figure A has a 1:12 pitch because the slope rises 1 foot for every 12 feet of distance. Figure B has a 1:6 pitch.

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For his part, Maddux calls pitching for the Dodgers ``a privilege,'' and with the ability to pitch several more years, he's happy to be here.
As the pitching arm starts forward, the glove hand moves close to the face.
A lot of pitchers get injured because their arms are not in the kind of condition that is necessary to withstand the rigors of pitching in games.
During his senior year at CSUN in '87, Wagner ended his own pitching days with a torn rotator cuff.
All too often, pitchers will baby their arms and not use the time away from the mound to take their pitching in a positive direction.
I won't come to the ballpark if I'm not pitching against Pedro.
The situation calls for pitching inside and forcing the hitter to hit to the left side of the infield -- giving your third baseman or shortstop (playing in) a chance at holding the runners at second and third while making the out at first.
They can advance if: The pitching staff is able to carry the Tigers through one of the tournament's toughest regionals.
The pitching technicians will do a lot of fine-tuning with arm angles, observing carefully before making adjustments.
After mechanical adjustments designed to create more pitch movement she made under the tutelage of her private pitching coach, she no longer is as overpowering.
It goes like this: If a pitching coach lists 10 pitchers on paper, he will really have only five available at any one time.
Pitcher Paul Byrd, who was ineffective in Game 3 of the Division Series, is the last man standing in a now patchwork pitching staff and will start today's Game 1.