screwballer


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Noun1.screwballer - (baseball) a pitcher who throws screwballs
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
hurler, pitcher, twirler - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
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Although the American Sports Medicine Institute has no data on that rare bird, the screwballer, Fleisig told me, "The screwball is harder [to throw] but I don't think it's more stressful.
In the 1986 All-Star Game, he struck out 5 batters in a row to tie the record of another screwballer, Carl Hubbell, who did it in the 1934 All-Star Game.
A wonderfully simpatico rift on a blocked composer's struggle to find the right music--it's revealing nothing to say that he picks up the right girl en route--"Music on Hold" reps a superior Argentinean screwballer in a field well known for its quality.