Originally Posted by Ron Madden
I'm most likely wrong again but...
Way back when
I always found it more difficult to hit any pitch that broke away. (or had any wrinkle to it at all in mt case).
Among the various things a pitcher can do with a good curveball is to make the batter instinctively pull back as the ball breaks away. The best way to hit the curve is to recognize the ball as a curve early enough to stay inside the ball and anticipate its break...or pray that is hangs out over the plate.