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(baseball) a pitcher who throws screwballs

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Besides Juan Marichal and Mike Marshall, the only prominent screwballers since Hubbell were Warren Spahn, who pitched until he was 44, and Fernando Valenzuela, whose career was shortened by a bad shoulder, not an elbow injury.
Screwballer Shin Akahane struck out 10 batters in a complete-game shutout as Sozo Gakuendai Fuzoku of Nagano Prefecture downed Hokkaido's Asahikawa Minami 1-0 to book a spot into the second round at the national high school invitational tournament on Tuesday.
At other times, Tanner used unorthodox moves to shake things up, like pinch-hitting left-handed hitting John Milner (for Steve Nicosia) against southpaw screwballer Tug McGraw.
In this game Ruth finally broke through against the screwballer with a home run that gave New York a 1-0) lead in the sixth inning.
BUY IF: You enjoy screwballers in the mould of Cannonball Run.