- a pitch thrown at or near a pitcher's maximum velocity.
Origin of fastball
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Examples from the Web for fastball
Every batter, it's a fastball for a strike or pop-up, then a change-up for a ground out.
Once again he could throw his fastball for strikes with impunity--for six or seven innings at least.
"I did all the work to get my fastball back, to rehabilitate my shoulder," he says.
This week, both Newt Gingrich and Michelle Obama were smart enough to avoid swinging at this fastball with their foreheads.Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney’s Political Humor (VIDEOS)
February 3, 2012
- baseball a ball pitched at the pitcher's top speed
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