American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Baseball A pitch intended to look like a fastball, which actually approaches the plate at a slow speed, thereby causing the batter to swing prematurely.
- n. Alternative form of change-up.
- Alteration of change-of-pace. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And the changeup is an odd pitch for a closer to have.”
“Habyan also makes the point that the changeup is a valuable pitch for young pitchers to develop before attempting to throw a breaking pitch.”
“The breaking ball was inconsistent and my changeup is the worst I ever remember having.”
“He's learning with conviction because he knows his changeup is going to be a friend to him.”
“Hamels 'changeup is a major reason he has already taken a spot alongside the elite postseason pitchers of the past 20 years.”
“Weaknesses: His changeup is still a work in progress.”
“That changeup is nasty and hard to stay back on, even if you look for it.”
“His changeup is back and his breaking ball is good.”
“His changeup is in the 88 - to 89-mph range, but it takes a break and looks like a split-finger.”
“My changeup is usually a pitch that never fails me, but it wasn't that good today.”
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