fireballer


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fireballer

(ˈfaɪəˌbɔːlə)
n
a baseball pitcher who can throw a baseball remarkably fast
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By month's end the 6'3" Costa Rican fireballer sported a glossy 7-0 record, including his first shutout against the Norton Braves on May 24.
The young fireballer gave up two hits through the sixth.
8220;Sudden Sam” McDowell, the left-handed fireballer who struck out 325 batters in 1965, still the American League record for a southpaw.
The EACOs, which went on to defeat the Western League champion Kansas City Blues in September, had four of the nation's best black ballplayers on their roster: third baseman Harry Hyde, catcher Robert Footes, pitcher and outfielder Billy Holland, and legendary fireballer George Wilson.
In short, Wendel realizes that the debate over the question he has posed will not end with his volume; it will continue for as long as the game is played, as each new fireballer comes along and piques fans' interest in who was the fastest ever.
Francona, whose teams had won all nine previous games when a defeat would have meant elimination in a league championship series, saluted the young fireballer.
With his cutback abilities and stutter-step style, Johnson is like the left-handed relief specialist who takes the mound after a fireballer like Roger Clemens and starts throwing sidearm curveballs at 75 mph.
The ideal pitcher is a fireballer who throws it at 90+ mph, has off-speed pitches to match, and possesses pinpont control.
When it comes to brute strength, in fact, no one can match Syndergaard, who showed at age 23 in his first full major-league season, that there's a new fireballer in town.