Definitions

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  • adj. Tending to pitch fastballs

Etymologies

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fireball +‎ -ing

Examples

  • Seattle's starting pitcher, fireballing rookie Michael Pineda, forces opponents to swing-and-miss on 13.1% of their swings.

    Yankees' Nova Is the Most Hittable Pitcher in Baseball

  • CONAN: How much - Nolan Ryan, of course the great fireballing right-hander who stayed and pitched until what, 45, 46 years old.

    Giants And Rangers Fans Talk Up Their Teams

  • Only two Rynes have played in major league history: Sandberg, the former Cubs second baseman, and the man Sandberg was named after, Ryne Duren, a fireballing relief pitcher in the 1950s and '60s.

    Minor league Rynes look to uphold the good name

  • On the mound for Boston in the bottom of the eighth was reliever Daniel Bard, a fireballing set-up man who had been dominating batters for a month.

    One Season

  • SECAUCUS, N.J. The Washington Nationals surprised no one by making fireballing right-hander Stephen Strasburg the first pick in Major League Baseball's draft Tuesday night.

    Nationals select Strasburg with No. 1 overall pick

  • In return for trading Josh Willingham to the Oakland A's, the Nationals will receive Henry Rodriguez and Corey Brown, a right-handed, 23-year-old fireballing reliever who made 29 major league appearances last year and a 25-year-old outfielder with speed, power potential and a proclivity for striking out.

    Nationals receive Henry Rodriguez, Corey Brown from Oakland in Josh Willingham trade

  • Bob Feller, a fireballing pitcher who broke into the big leagues as a 17-year-old sensation with the Cleveland Indians and was acclaimed as baseball's finest pitcher from the late 1930s to the late 1940s, died Dec. 15 at a hospice near Cleveland.

    Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller, 92, dies

  • Bob Feller, a fireballing pitcher who broke into the big leagues as a 17-year-old sensation with the Cleveland Indians and was acclaimed as baseball's finest pitcher from the late 1930s to the late 1940s, died Wednesday night at a hospice near Cleveland.

    Bob Feller dies at 92; Hall of Famer had wicked fastball

  • The committee has chewed over a basic paradox in the plan, which is that, even if everything went smoothly, the new rocket would not be able to get astronauts to low Earth orbit until just about the time that the space station would be fireballing its way back to Earth.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: August 2009 Archives

  • This year, Stephen Strasburg, a fireballing pitcher from San Diego State, is expected to go first overall.

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