A little while ago, I was watching Johnny Miller’s tape, Secrets of Success. One of the segments is on how to hit short irons.
Miller says to break your wrists early on the backswing, earlier than with longer clubs.
I thought I would try this backswing with pitching clubs. You break the wrists almost as soon as the club starts back, and let the break release naturally as the club comes into the ball.
I get clean contact, nice ball flight, and a dead straight shot. Over and over.
This stroke is much better than trying to adapt a full swing backstroke to pitching.
This video shows the difference at 0:30.