junk pitch

[ juhngk-pich ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋk ˌpɪtʃ /

noun Baseball.

a pitch with such a slow speed that the batter must compensate with exceptional bat speed: He knew the strike zone better than any other hitter, and he was never fooled by a junk pitch.

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Origin of junk pitch

First recorded in 1945–50
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