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Louisville Slugger UPM 45 Blue Flame Pitching Machine

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  • Pitches baseballs, fast-pitch softballs, poly balls, wiffle balls
  • Portable and compact; weighs less than 20 pounds
  • No electricity required; spring tension powered
  • Easily adjustable pitch location and speed
  • The original spring lasts for at least 20,000 pitches; weighs less than 20 pounds
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Product Description

Product Description

Gamemaster 200160111 Louisville Ultimate Pitching Machine (EA)

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The UPM is sturdy, portable, and requires no electricity.
Named the official Pony Baseball and Softball League pitching machine, the Ultimate Pitching Machine (UPM) 45 helps batters and coaches enjoy a more successful batting practice or coach-pitch game. It's sturdy, portable, and requires no electricity, which makes it great for practices and games, home or away. Plus it saves the coach's arm. Because the lever action flicks baseballs with consistent speed and location, it's often used as an alternative in coach-pitch leagues to help overcome the fear factor of live pitching. Young hitters will know where and when the ball will be pitched. For all ages, the UPM model 45 allows hitters to work on specific locations and sharpen muscle memory without turning the coach's arm to jelly.

The Louisville Slugger UPM45 is the ultimate training aid that pitches reliably and consistently for batter after batter allowing the hitter to concentrate on developing a proper level swing path to the ball. The UPM45 is more than just a pitching machine, though--it also throws accurate fly-balls and hard ground balls consistently to incorporate into your drills and eliminate the need for hitting the ball during drills.

The Louisville Slugger UPM 45 Blue Flame Pitching Machine throws real baseballs and softballs between 18 and 45 miles per hour and soft, lightweight balls up to 60 miles per hour. This machine has been authorized for use by teams in the majority of youth leagues in America including Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball, the Cal Ripken Division of Babe Ruth Baseball,



The UPM allows hitters to work on specific locations and sharpen muscle memory without turning the coach's arm to jelly.
Pony League Baseball and Softball, and many more.

For coaches and team managers, the UPM solves any number of problems. There's no need to use special pitching machine balls - it won't rip or tear leather or synthetic ball covers.

Features:

  • Portable and lightweight at only 25 pounds
  • Mechanical pitching machine perfect for throwing accurate pitches, infield drills, and outfield drills
  • No batteries or electricity required
  • Throws regulation baseballs and fastpitch softballs up to 45 miles per hour
  • Throws lightweight practice baseballs and softballs up to 60 miles per hour
  • Throws slowpitch softballs with up to a 12-foot arch
  • Throws accurate fly balls and hard ground balls


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 32 x 14 x 6 inches ; 12 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 23.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000VZ2Q5G
  • Item model number: L60111
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,955 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Easy to assemble.
A. Robida
Throws a consistent pitch every time if set up right.
Joe Consumer
This is a sturdy, well built product.
T. Schacht

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

90 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 11, 2010
I was looking for a way to toss faster pitches to my daughter who has moved up to "girl pitch" fastpitch softball from the slow underhand coach pitch last session. I looked at many machines in various price ranges. It was funny, because a sales person at a sporting goods store knew very little about the display model and said he has never seen anyone buy one before. Obviously, he too was skeptical of this product. After a little research, the things I liked about this was it requires no electricity (try finding a power outlet at the local ball field), it's compact and simple to use. The other thing I like about it, is that it throws every kind of ball. Regular baseballs and softballs, wiffle balls and batting practice softer balls. I haven't tried a football yet, but one is pictured on the box. Anyway, when I took it out of the box and assembled it and threw the first pitch, I was amazed at the kind of pop that the ball had. I set it up about 35 ft. from my daughter and it threw consitant strikes at a pretty good speed on the medium setting. The pitches were low and flat just like a fastpitch softball windwill pitch. The only downside that I can see is, it does take a little fine tuning of moving a few of the adjustments around to get it right, but once you get the hang of it, you can throw many different speeds and pitch placements. Another thing I like about it, is that although vertually every pitch is a strike once set, they are not exactly in the same spot every time, which makes it more realistic. By the way, wiffle balls fly in at speeds greater than the listed 45 mph and some were even curving, dropping and rising. This thing will also launch some nice fly balls and grounders for fielding practice. If you are a little league or softball coach, I would highly recommend this baby for batting practice and for moms and dads looking to give their superstar realistic BP. I think my daughter, now 9 years old and I will get many years of use out of this.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By DMZ on April 4, 2013
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I bought this unit off Amazon 3 years ago. My 2 boys(now 10 and 13) still hit off it. All the teams I have coached in those 3 years hit better than the other teams in our city league. It is well built. I have not purchased any replacement parts yet in 3 years! People may laugh when they see my teams hitting off this. They don't laugh when my team hits their pitchers from top of the lineup to the bottom of my line ups! I hope none of them catch on to be honest. I will use it in Pony league this year(13-14 year olds) I ordered the screen from Louisville today as the older boys are going to kill me. You put it at about 40 feet and crank it up to the age of your kids. You increase as the season goes on. They all love it. They get to know their zones and it saves on your arm! Plus its tough pitching to little guys and getting the ball in their zone. As others say, it allows you to have the other coach with them and showing them mechanics, etc. The kids get their reps in, feel good about hitting, get more practice with this and its a win/win for everyone. And for the price, how can you go wrong! The day before a game I set it up and we just hit.
Game day, my kids make contact. And they learn to lay off the junk. It wont throw the same pitch each time but they are in the zone. When it starts to creep out, I put a small board under the back leg and nudge it with my foot left or right and all is well. If you "seam" the balls differently they will move some. I cannot see how anyone could give this thing less than 5 stars. Batting cages suck. The balls suck, they throw from a pit coming up, not down to the batter and most people cant pick up the dirty balls! It fits in most cars trunks so dont let that worry you.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By T. Schacht on May 21, 2008
This is a sturdy, well built product. I don't see it breaking easily. It is a bit pricey considering it is manually operated. However, once I got through a batting session with my son, I felt it was well worth it. The adjustment system is intuitive. It allows you to set pitches from 20 MPH to 45 MPH while being able to adjust the height of the pitch at each speed. The pitches are accurate within a few inches of each other once you get your settings locked in. As the settings are all held in place by bolts/pins, you don't have to do any major recalibration between sessions. I'd recommend it to any mom/dad who is tired of trying to lob strikes to their beginning hitter's already small strike zone.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Art Vandalay on March 8, 2014
We switched to these machines for softball and baseball in our rec league two years ago. I coach 8U softball, so my experience and opinions about machine performance may not directly apply to using this machine to throw baseballs.

1) Compared to the Juggs machine we retired (spinning tire): As long as the coach makes an effort, the UPM 45 machine can keep the balls in the strike zone, but does use 100% of the strike zone. The retired Juggs machine ($1500 + $1000 generator) put every pitch within a 6" circle, the UPM 45 cannot. You can take two sides of this fact - one the one hand the first year players are more likely to struggle initially with the UPM45 sending pitches all over the zone. On the other hand the second year players will be better prepared for the move to kid pitch in the following year. It takes effort to keep the pitches in the zone - if a coach takes this warning too lightly, it is entirely possible that one of the batters will get hit by a pitch. We've had this happen, and the coaches feel horrible, and the girls become too tentative and cautious in subsequent at-bats.

2) The UPM45 is light duty - borderline for league use: The main weakness is the stabilizer bar. After repeated setups, night after night by lots of different adults, eventually the threads strip and the machine cannot be used until the stabilizer bar is replaced. This is about a $30 piece. The problem is that they tap threads directly into the thin wall tubing instead of using a nut or some other means of better thread engagement. This can cause a game to be cancelled or delayed as the problem is typically not found until you are setting up the machine before a game.
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