BATA Baseball Machines, Inc. was founded in 1991. Since then, BATA pitching machines have progressively become renowned as the preeminent baseball practice machines available. BATA baseball and softball hitting machines are common sights on MLB fields including the Padres, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, White Sox, Angels, A's, Dodgers, & Mariners.
BATA baseball and softball pitching machines are made of solid steel. There are no sand castings or any plastic on the frames or stands. BATA uses only first-class American made, permanent magnet DC motors and solid-state controls. BATA pitching machines are designed with a solid, soft-tread wheel with Goodyear Rubber tread molded and vulcanized onto a precision-machined solid aluminum core. The aluminum core is precision-machined to within .005". BATA wheels are balanced to within ½ gram per foot. BATA machines are intended to use regulation real leather balls and BATA Dimpled Baseballs and Softballs.
The B1-Curveball and the 2Pitch3 throw the toughest breaking curves. Because there it is a single wheel-pitching machine, the wheels on these machines spin much faster than the wheels on the BATA-2. This combined with the fact that the compression pad is equal to a wheel spinning at no speed, the B1 and the 2Pitch3 put more spin on the ball than the BATA-2. The BATA-2 and the Twin Pitch are the preeminent machines for softball. The 2-wheel design of the BATA-2 allows you to regulate the quantity of spin on the ball, so you can pitch pitches that "rise", sink a little, sink a lot, tail, etc. The Twin Pitch permits you to pitch a fastball and a change-up in one set up.
BATA pitching machine automatic ball feeders hold up to 20 dimpled baseballs or 15 dimpled softballs, and can be converted from one to the other. Remote switches and other accessories for your BATA pitching machine are also available.