split-finger fastball

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split-finger fastball (plural split-finger fastballs)

  1. (baseball) 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.

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