: a baseball pitch in which the ball is gripped between the forked index and middle fingers
Examples of forkball in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebHirano said part of that progression has been with his signature forkball.
Nick Piecoro, azcentral, 15 Mar. 2018 Signing for just a $2 million bonus with LA, the 25-year-old righty with the distinctive corkscrew windup and bedeviling forkball made a solid April showing, then posted a 1.31 ERA with 119 strikeouts over his next 13 starts.
Jay Jaffe, SI.com, 9 Dec. 2017 The most famous forkball still belongs to Roy Face, who developed his version in 1954.
Daniel Brown, The Mercury News, 11 May 2017 Right-handed pitcher Zach Edgar carries on one tradition by throwing a forkball.
Gene Chamberlain, Elgin Courier-News, 12 June 2017 Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said Nomo´s forkball appears to be as dangerous as ever.
Associated Press, WIRED, 21 Dec. 2001
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