Definition of split–fingered fastball
: a fastball thrown with the ball gripped as for a forkball so that it drops rapidly as it nears the plate —called also split-finger, splitter
First Known Use of split–fingered fastball
SPLIT–FINGERED FASTBALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of split–fingered fastball for English Language Learners
baseball : a fast pitch that drops quickly as it nears the batter
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up split–fingered fastball? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).