cut fastball

noun

Definition of cut fastball

baseball

  1. :  a fastball thrown with sideways spin so that it moves laterally as it nears the plate On the eve of the World Series, Dick Scott, an advance scout for Arizona, had told the Diamondbacks in a team meeting that lefthanded hitters would need to make adjustments against Rivera and his wicked cut fastball, such as standing farther from the plate and choking up. — Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated, 12 Nov. 2001 —called also cutter

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1971

First Known Use of cut fastball

1971


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