junkballer

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Etymology[edit]

junkball +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

junkballer (plural junkballers)

  1. (tennis, sometimes derogatory) A player that hits a lot of slow shots.
  2. (baseball) A pitcher that relies heavily on off-speed pitches.
    • 2007 June 14, Lee Jenkins, “At 44, Wells Is the Anti-Clemens”, in New York Times[1]:
      From the beginning, Clemens was a fireballer, Wells more of a junkballer.