Louisville Slugger Pitching Machines. Choose between the Blue Flame, Black Flame or the hand held Triple Flame. Both the Blue Flame and Black Flame pitching machines are used in recreational leagues all across the country. The all three machines throw a variety of balls including light flight, dimpled, plastic, hardball and softballs. They are the official pitching machine of Babe Ruth and Pony League Baseball and Softball. With equivalent speeds up to 67 mph. With no need for electricity or batteries they are quick and easy to take out on the field.