How to Throw Extra-Fast Pitches in Wii Sports Baseball

by Nate Chang, eHow Expert ; Updated September 22, 2017

Want to know how to throw rocket-fast pitches that next to nobody can hit? It's easier than you think. It's all in the wrist, as they say.

Start up Wii Sports Baseball.

Press and hold either A, B, or A+B to select either Fastball, Curveball or Switcher. So far, it's just like any other baseball game.

Quickly flick your wrist instead of throwing an actual pitch. This is the catch: quickly flicking your wrist will make the controller think you're making the "throw" motion a lot faster than you actually are. As a result, your Mii will toss a lightning-fast pitch that is much more difficult to hit than a regular pitch. With this technique, you'll see your pitches regularly top 85 mph!

Change it up. If you keep throwing rockets, eventually your opponent is going to catch on and get the timing right to hit them. By tossing some slower "regular pitch" balls, you'll keep them off balance and keep striking them out.

Learn to hit the rocket pitch yourself. You won't be on the pitching side forever and unless you're playing against computer opponents, your friend is going to catch on to your technique sooner or later and start using it against you. That's why it's important to get your timing right for rocket balls, otherwise the strategy will backfire against you and you'll wind up with a 0-0 tie game.

Stop if your friend asks you to. Many people consider flicking your wrist to throw an extra-fast pitch something of a cheat. If your friend asks for you to stop, do so. Good sportsmanship is essential for a fun game and if your friend is getting nothing but strike-outs from your rockets, they may not be having a lot of fun. Remember, while it may be fun for you, your friend may be miserable.

About the Author

Nate is a long-time game addict and holds a Bachelor's in Game Design, Literature and Film Studies. He likes to design tabletop role-playing games in his spare time, is an officer in his World of Warcraft Guild, and is an active participant in many different games on multiple platforms.