Definitions

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  • adjective baseball Tending to pitch fastballs

Etymologies

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fireball +‎ -ing

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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