fastball

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Any of the variations of high speed pitches thrown in baseball
A four-seam fastball, which is a backspin pitch thrown with a ball gripped in the direction to cause four of the seams of the ball to cross the flight path and released with roughly equal pressure by the index and middle fingers

The pitcher had a blazing fastball.

{i} ball pitched at top speed (Baseball)
(baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke
a ball that is thrown very hard and quickly towards the batter in a game of baseball
fastball count
When the pitch count is such that a fastball is often thrown, usually 3-0 and 3-1

Batters will often sit dead-red when there is a fastball count.

cut fastball
A pitch thrown with an offset grip and a moderate amount of added pressure by middle finger yielding a combination of backspin and some sidespin, resulting in motion to the left when thrown by a right handed pitcher with velocity only slightly diminished from that of a fastball

His cut fastball tends to break bats.

four-seam fastball
A backspin pitch thrown with a ball gripped in the direction to cause four of the seams of the ball to cross the flight path and released with roughly equal pressure by the index and middle fingers

The pitcher had a blazing four-seamer.

split-finger fastball
A moderate rotation speed backspin pitch thrown with a ball gripped between the index finger and middle finger; it has good velocity, may have a precessing spin, and sinks as it approaches the plate

His strikeout pitch was his split-finger fastball.

two-seam fastball
A pitch thrown with a grip in the "horseshoe" orientation of the ball, with the rotation at a slight angle resulting in less Magnus effect as compared to a four-seam fastball since only two of the ball's seams cross the flight path; the pitch is delivered with a similar velocity as a four-seam fastball, but has a degree of sink

His two-seamer has a heavy sink and keeps the infielders busy.

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cut fastball
A fastball released with most pressure from the tip of the middle finger so that it breaks slightly in the manner of a curve ball as it approaches the plate
fastballs
plural of fastball
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