slow-pitch

noun

: softball which is played with 10 players on each side and in which each pitch must have an arc 3 to 10 feet high and base stealing is not allowed compare fast-pitch

Examples of slow-pitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For decades, the former mechanical engineer only played slow-pitch softball, a far less demanding game where a pitcher floats a larger, softer ball over the plate. Bob Davis, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2023 Eleven Oregon State pitchers threw at the tournament and eight surrendered runs, making Arizona and Arizona State look like slow-pitch softball teams. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 Lake Mary was fielding a slow-pitch softball team when Fisher arrived in 1990 and led the school’s transition to fast-pitch. J.c. Carnahan, Orlando Sentinel, 24 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slow-pitch was in 1934

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“Slow-pitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slow-pitch. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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