Definitions

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  • n. One who pitches fastballs.

Etymologies

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fastball +‎ -er

Examples

  • A fastballer throws with a wrist snap that adds significantly to the velocity.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Product Liability Lawsuit Against Louisville Slugger, Because It’s Designed to Allow Hit Balls to Go Very Fast

  • On August 19, he lost his seventh straight decision, and there were whispers that Zimmer planned to bring up a rookie, Bobby Sprowl, a fastballer who was 5–3 at Pawtucket.

    The Greatest Game

  • Tatum was an overpowering fastballer with erratic control, and Blair was crowding the plate.

    ROB NEYER’S BIG BOOK OF BASEBALL LEGENDS

  • Adair says that when a fastballer such as Randy Johnson throws a pitch in the high 90s, the hitter has only about two-tenths of a second from the time the ball leaves his hand to process "the last information that does you any conceivable good whatsoever" — and then swing.

    USATODAY.com - The hardest: Getting bat to meet ball

  • Comment: “Strictly a fastballer at one time, he started to throw a curve in earnest in 1962, and is now an artist at low snapping hooks.”

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Note: View From the Dugout Ed Richter, 1963 describes Ellsworth as a “fastballer” and says that “his fastball was blazing” in one particular game.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • From Rogers Hornsby of the 1920s, who batted better than .400 in three different seasons, to the Gashouse Gang teams of the 1930s that featured pitching brothers Dizzy and Daffy Dean, to Stan "The Man" Musial and hard-nosed fastballer Bob Gibson in the '60s, the Cardinals have long personified excellence.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The blazing fastballer has posted a 9-1 record on the year and is the manager's pick for the hill with the season on the line.

    greatfallstribune.com - SPORTS

  • Lady Lex junior fastballer Kayla Ferrell (8-4) had 11 strikeouts and four walks and is well over 100 punchouts for the season already.

    www.the-daily-record.com's Homepage Articles

  • Headed towards a contract showdown with the Washington Nationals, the 20-year-old right-handed, 100 mph+ fastballer, in his third year at San Diego State University, has put up a (10-0) record in 11 starts while posting a 1.38 ERA in 78.1 IP in which he's allowed 48 hits, 13 runs, 12 ER and 15 walks, while collecting 147 K's ...

    Federal Baseball

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