split-fingered fastball

[ split-fing-gerd fast-bawl ]

nounBaseball.
  1. a pitch, similar to the forkball but thrown with the same arm speed as a fastball, that drops suddenly as it nears the batter.

Origin of split-fingered fastball

1
First recorded in 1975–80; split (in the sense “parted lengthwise”) + fingered + fastball

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