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$29.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • 7 SECOND PITCHES: This electronic pitching machine for kids is a great way to encourage them to practice batting skills. The ball pitches every 7 seconds for improved accuracy and precision on the field. Assembled height 7.75 x 9.5 x 9.875 inches
  • FLASHING LIGHT INDICATOR: A flashing red indicator light shows when the ball pitches, making it easy to prepare in your baseball stance. You get all the fun of a batting cage right in the comfort of your own backyard
  • ANGLE ADJUSTMENTS: The angle of your pitch is adjustable, making it a perfect trainting tool for developing young athletes. Perfect for practicing multiple batting angles and pitch styles!
  • SIX BALLS INCLUDED: This batting machine includes six white aero strike baseballs. You should not use regulation baseballs or tee balls with this baseball machine – only use the balls included. The ball shoot can hold up to 9 balls
  • IMPROVE BATTING PERFORMANCE: Your child should ideally use a plastic baseball bat with this pitching machine. There’s no better kids’ baseball pitching machine to help grow and improve your batting skills!
  • OFFICIAL MLB PLAY BALL LICENSED PRODUCT: MLB Approved, featuring Major League Baseball Play Ball logos so kids can feel like they're playing with the pros!

Description

More than a typical baseball toy trainer, the Franklin Sports MLB Play Ball Pitching Machine for kids is the ultimate way to practice batting and catching skills season after season! With a 3-angle adjustment to customize your practice, the Franklin Sports baseball pitching machine is the perfect kids training tool for the backyard. Easy to set up and including six white Aero-Strike AERO-STRIKE® balls for practice, kids are ready to play in minutes. Wait for the flashing light indicator, prepare for the pitch, and swing away! If you have kids that love baseball, there’s no better way to delight them and encourage them to practice than with an authentic baseball pitching machine for kids. Help practice batting and catching skills with the Officially Licensed MLB Play Ball Pitching Machine, bringing your Play at Home to the next level!
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 9.5 Inches (W) x 9.88 Inches (D)
Weight: 3.9 Pounds
Used For: Baseball
Assembly Details: Adult Assembly Required, No Tools Needed
Maximum capacity: 9 Balls
Material: Plastic
Battery: 4 D Alkaline, Required, Not Included
TCIN: 10259936
UPC: 025725537235
Item Number (DPCI): 091-14-0013
Origin: Imported
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 12.28 inches length x 10.86 inches width x 9.09 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 4.18 pounds

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: what balls can be "thrown" out of the machine

submitted by curious as always - 3 years ago
  • A: Hello - The white aero strike baseballs included should be the only balls used. You should not use regulation baseballs or tee balls with this baseball machine. Thank You! -Franklin Sports

    submitted byFranklin Sports - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Your dads Basketball

    submitted byLexi - 2 years ago

Q: I see it is made for one brand of baseball ..... sorry but I need to know if it can be used with tennis balls?🤣💙

submitted by Sportskid - 9 months ago
  • A: Hello - The tennis balls cannot be used with the pitching machine, only the balls included shall be used as stated. -Franklin Sports

    submitted byFranklin Sports - 9 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: can you use the indestructible white ball in this machine

submitted by Taylor - 1 year ago
  • A: Hello, The only balls to use with this machine are the aero strike baseballs. Thank You! -Franklin Sports

    submitted byFranklin Sports - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: how it operates electric or battery?

submitted by Angelo - 2 years ago
  • A: Hello, The item requires 4 DD Batteries that are not included.

    submitted byFranklin Sports - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
3.3 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews
53% would recommend
26 recommendations
value: 3.35 out of 5
quality: 3.15 out of 5

Meh

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Bobo - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
It’s not great. Really slow and it doesn’t throw very hard
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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Play ball

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Boymom365 - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Good quality, easy to put together! The box doesn’t state it needs batteries but that’s the only thing I’d change about it! My little boy loves it l!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Good start pitch

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bnap - 10 months ago
It’s ok. Doesn’t shoot very far or fast and sometimes the balls get stuck
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
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Horrible

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Toys - 1 year ago
Absolutely horrible this product should be discontinued!
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Upgrade!!

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
MaryClaire - 2 years ago
It was fun at first for my 10 yr old grandson but it quit working properly pretty quick! The balls that were hit would not fit and kept getting stuck! You had to place it just right and we got frustrated after about an hour! It’s good for one day! And it takes a lot of batteries! I would buy an expensive one because it’s great practice!
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
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Review

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Chris - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
It’s great except for it should be a little faster
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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GOOD MACHINE

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
dathill60 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
BOUGHT FOR GRANDKIDS JUST STARTING BASEBALL. DOES WHAT IT SAYS WISH IT WAS ELECTRIC SO WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO KEEP BUYING BATTERIES, BUT THE KIDS LOVE IT.
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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My Kids Love It Every Day Fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Alice - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love It It's A Great Item
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Great pitching machine!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Msladybug25 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
It works great. We put it together quickly and it pitches the balls. It’s pretty fast but my son quickly adapted. One of the blue pieces isn’t clicking into place well but it doesn’t affect the performance. I can’t speak to longevity but so far this has been an excellent value.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
6 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Fun for the grandkids!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nani15 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Not an expensive item, but our grandkids practicing for the upcoming baseball season have had so much fun with this pitching machine, we have purchased a second one! They love it!
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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not worth it.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
arters - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
stopped working after 30 minutes. worked great at first, but balls will not shoot out anymore. total waste.
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Pass on this

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Omoak - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This was easy to use/transport. The problem with this machine is it is extremely inconsistent. I can’t even get my kid set up for it because it throws so different every single time it’s no where near a consistent strike zone
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
7 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Pitching machine

1 out of 5 stars
Franklin sports MLB - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Wheel on one side is frozen so ball only goes 3 feet
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Love it !!

5 out of 5 stars
spudley - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
bought this for a 5-yr-old's birthday. The adults had just as much fun with it as the kids. We especially like that it can be aimed according to the height of the batter.
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Outdoor fun

3 out of 5 stars
VickieM - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Plastic comes apart too easily and will not clasp together securely.
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
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OUTSTANDING for kids not scared to get hit. (Maybe 6+)

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sport dad - 3 years ago
This is easily the best $30 you will ever spend to teach your kid any sport. Sure it’s not perfectly accurate buts THIRTY dollars and works! Opportunity to teach your kid a strike zone! Getting it by the ball might scare little kids but 6+ yo will get over it and love it. Replacement balls are cheap and easy to google too.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Baseball Fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
ChrissyM - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
My 4 year old loves this pitching machine. Comes with 6 balls which makes it easy to use continuously. Kids love it. Make sure you keep D batteries on hand!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Disappointed

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
MomOfBoys - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
It works on D batteries so it seems to loose power after not many uses.
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Zero stars

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
K - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
This item did not work
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Good bargain

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Baseball mom - 3 years ago
I like the machine and the practice it gives my kids. I do wish I could pitch a little farther and faster. Over all it’s a bargain at its price and is good for teaching basic hitting.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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