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fork·ball

 (fôrk′bôl′)
n. Baseball
A pitch thrown with the ball placed between the index and middle fingers so that the ball takes a sharp dip near home plate.

forkball

(ˈfɔːkˌbɔːl)
n
(Baseball) a method of pitching in baseball

fork•ball

(ˈfɔrkˌbɔl)

n.
a baseball pitch thrown with the ball inserted between the index and middle fingers, causing it to dip sharply near home plate.
[1920–25, Amer.]
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He pictured himself in the future, in Yankee pinstripes, crouched behind that irregular pentagon, swallowing forkballs, knucklers, screwballs, anything thrown his way, and the crowd adoring him.
I remember not being able to throw any forkballs because my hands were so cold.