cut fastball

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cut fastball (plural cut fastballs)

  1. (baseball) 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.

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