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  • n. Plural form of forkball.

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Examples

  • Here is a guy who throws harder than Al Holland and all he wants to do is throw forkballs.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Fadeaways, knuckleballs, forkballs … all of them were simply described as “slow ball,” at least occasionally.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Beginning in the 1920s, pitches begin to develop—knuckleballs and forkballs and, later, sliders—which are clearly “breaking pitches” in the sense that they are not simple fastballs or changes, but which are not called “curves.”

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Note: According to the 1996 Scouting Notebook, in 1995 Bautista gave up a number of home runs on hanging forkballs.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • All I saw was forkballs and sliders, '' Mariners outfielder Al Martin said.

    Clemens in command from the start

  • He said that he noticed Clemens was throwing forkballs away, sliders in.

    Clemens in command from the start

  • About split-fingered pitches: Split fingered pitches include splitters and forkballs.

    Comments for FanGraphs Baseball

  • Scheib: In those days, we didn’t mess around with forkballs and stuff like that.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Source: Dog Days: The New York Yankees’ Fall from Grace and Return to Glory, 1964-1976 (Philip Bashe, 1994); in Dog Days, McDaniel recounts a game against the Orioles on July 7, 1970, in which he threw nine straight forkballs, all for strikes (but the ninth strike became a seeing-eye single and game-winning RBI).

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