pitch (verb)

Meaning 1
to throw or toss
Sentence 1
She pitched a fast one to the batter and he struck out.
Meaning 2
to make a presentation
Sentence 2
Pitch the project to the graphic artist to finish.


Cricket was a popular sport before baseball developed in the nineteenth century. A thrown ball in cricket is a "pitch" and the cricket playing field is known as the "pitch". It may be that the word "pitch" came into baseball terminology from cricket.