split-fingered fastball


split–fingered fastball

noun \ˈsplit-ˈfiŋ-gərd-\

baseball : a fast pitch that drops quickly as it nears the batter

Full Definition of SPLIT-FINGERED FASTBALL

:  a fastball thrown with the ball gripped as for a forkball so that it drops rapidly as it nears the plate —called also split-finger, splitter

First Known Use of SPLIT-FINGERED FASTBALL

1979

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