\ ˈslərv How to pronounce slurve (audio) \

Definition of slurve

: a baseball pitch having the characteristics of both a slider and a curve

Examples of slurve in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 6-foot-5-inch, 205-pound White has a fastball that reaches 95 miles per hour, plus a changeup and slurve. Matt Doherty,, 3 June 2022 Curt Casali described as an 82 mph slurve, Leone entered Sunday with a 1.72 ERA in 47 innings. Steve Kroner, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Sep. 2021 That included adding a pitch that’s widely called a slider but acts more like a slurve or even a curveball. Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2021 The left-hander began the sixth inning by getting Curt Casali looking at a slurve for his eighth strikeout to bring up Mike Tauchman. Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2021 The slurve is nothing new, with Wojciechowski tracing his use of the pitch to high school. Nathan Ruiz,, 26 July 2019 The slider is really a slurve, and Medina still throws a slow (more traditional) curveball. Matt Gelb,, 16 July 2017 After a bullpen session, Pini suggested Gavin turn his two solid breaking balls (a curveball and a slider) into one really strong pitch, a slurve (combo of both), that became a bit more like a slider. Mirin Fader, Orange County Register, 4 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of slurve

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slurve

slider + curve

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17 Jun 2022

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“Slurve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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