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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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Game Seven of the 1991 World Series is ranked by some historians as the greatest baseball game ever played, and yet no Golden Pitches were thrown.
Perhaps we will take a strike the first time through the order, or we will at least make every hitter aware that it is a good at bat if he can make that pitcher throw five or more pitches in his particular at bat.
Glavine, who may follow Maddux as the next and last pitcher to get 300 wins, now pitches for the Mets, which could set the stage for a surreal postseason matchup.
Alaways, now at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, is confident that there's a difference between the lifts of the two and four-seam pitches.
Haren was so dominant that he retired 13 out of the last 14 batters he faced, needing only 105 pitches and a little more than two hours to complete the game.
This will allow you to catch more pitches close to the plate as well as deflect more foul tips into the mitt.
By establishing the high strike, you can also change the hitter's eye levels--get him to chase pitches out of the zone.
But Lee believes her ability to get hitters with a variety of pitches qualifies as an art form.
Now I have four pitches that I throw and feel very confident in throwing any of them in any count.
This is important to know, as it dictates what kind of movement to expect on his pitches.
Nobody in their right mind would want to stay in the way of one of Drysdale's pitches.