curve ball

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  • noun

Synonyms for curve ball

a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

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They are the kinds who, when the curve ball comes in chin-high, lean out over the plate a little more the next time.
That's a classic, but bigger than a big league curve ball.
They are among the great transportation all-stars because they swung at the good pitches and they were able to hit the curve balls thrown at them.
Josh, a left-handed hitter, was not used to seeing a left-hander's curve ball breaking away from him.
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McCoist has thrown them a real curve ball because they didn't expect "McCoist has thrown them a real curve ball because they didn't expect or anticipate this.
Master Minded Hero status Dual Champion Chase winner High notes Wins in 2009 and 2010 Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham, plus nine-length win in last season's Melling Chase Futures trading 5-1 for the King George VI Chase; same price and favourite for the Ryanair Curve ball Difficult to know optimum trip Killer stat Has won nine races from 11 starts in Grade 1 company in Britain and Ireland Quote mark "I've trained him a little differently.
Blyleven, named Rik Aalbert, spun a devastating curve ball as a pitcher for five different major league teams in his 22-year career and also voiced pride in his family background.
The Worcester Tech junior right-hander got ahead of hitters, hit his spots and set up his knee-bending 12-to-6 curve ball with a mixture of fastball and changeups.
He was given the code name Curve Ball, and was interrogated intensively for most of 2000.
24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study is throwing a curve ball for young baseball players -- especially pitchers -- who overuse their throwing arm by practicing too much and pitching too many innings.
That's the curve ball the industry should be working on.
Roy knows how to play against us and he's beaten us twice already this season so I threw a bit of a curve ball at them by not picking Ben Burgess and going for a bit more movement.
Samuel wrote: "He (Collymore) fell victim to a combination of faulty research, poor back-up and a curve ball of a fixture schedule, when pronouncing that Manchester United would face disappointment in Japan.
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