“That day the pitch—and the name forkball—were both born.”
“I don't think that going to my forkball was the key.”
“The term “Drop Ball” was probably also used by some reporters to refer to a forkball or to any other pitch that broke straight down as it neared the plate.”
“A good fastball will set up a forkball, which is a pitch that appears to be”
“Note: Cook’s sinker was also sometimes called a forkball.”
“In the early ’40s, the Chicago Daily News’ John P. Carmichael also referred to a forkball as a “dry spitter,” but the term seems to have disappeared shortly thereafter.”
“In Game 5 of the series, the Red Sox were trailing 5-4 and down to their last strike when Dave Henderson launched a Donnie Moore forkball into the left-field seats.”
“Could have thrown a mean forkball if he'd stuck with it.”
“So you give them the whole buffet: curves, sliders, fastballs, spitters, inshoots, and then a forkball at the head in the interest of batter humility.”
“Even Americans who don't know a forkball from a fork at least dimly understood that forces bigger than baseball were at work -- forces of national pride and identity.”
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