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- n. Plural form of flutterball.
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Quote from author Herb Kamm on Game 3 of 1961 World Series: “Purkey was pitching as if he could go on forever, mixing sliders and flutterballs with fastballs so effectively the Yanks were slamming their bats into the dugout in disgust.”
R.A. Dickey, baseball vagabond turned Mets mainstay, had one of the richest experiences of his pitching life last week, having a seat at the table for an unprecedented event - four knuckleball pitchers with almost 50 years of flutterballs behind them, gathering to talk about baseball's most bizarre pitch.