split-fingered fastball

[ split-fing-gerd ]
/ ˈsplɪtˌfɪŋ gərd /

noun Baseball.

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

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