Definition of fastball
: a baseball pitch thrown at full speed and often appearing to rise slightly as it nears the plate
fastballerplay \ˈfas(t)-ˌbȯ-lər\ noun
Examples of fastball in a Sentence
He struck him out with a fastball.
Recent Examples of fastball from the Web
Strutz relied exclusively on his fastball and breaking ball to keep the Caravan in check.
A lot of fastballs in around 91 mph, the video showed.
Dottie Hinson is a towering figure in the American Baseball Film narrative, something cemented near the start of the film when, after a tense interaction, Rosie O'Donnell's Doris Murphy spins and throws a fastball at Hinson from close range.
Like a baseball pitcher struggling to control his fastball, Drew Kibler switched to his curve and got a punch-out.
WHOOP found a correlation between recovery and fastball velocity for pitchers, and ball exit speed and recovery for hitters.
The Mount Pleasant, Texas native is best known for firing a 105-mph fastball during the 2016 season, showing why he's considered one of the best prospects in minor league baseball.
Milwaukee was intrigued by Lemons' fastball which topped 95-96 mph during the high school baseball season.
When Taylor realized that his upper-90s fastball was the key to success, things turned around.
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First Known Use of fastball
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Definition of fastball for English Language Learners
baseball : a pitch that is thrown at full speed : a very fast pitch
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