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Fastball: Quiz


Question 1: Such a pitch is known to be beyond the capabilities of pitchers due to the very high backspin that would be required to overcome gravity with the ________.
VolleyballMagnus effectPaintballLift (force)

Question 2: Retired pitcher ________,was known for his effective two-seamer.
Greg Maddux2003 National League Division SeriesFerguson Jenkins1998 National League Division Series

Question 3: The four-seam fastball is a pitch that is used often by the ________ to get ahead in the count or when he needs to throw a strike.
Batting order (baseball)PitcherCleanup hitterDesignated hitter

Question 4: Also Derek Lowe of the ________, and Pedro Martínez of the Philadelphia Phillies are known for their particularly effective two-seam fastballs.
Atlanta BravesChipper JonesJoe TorreBobby Cox

Question 5: As a ________ was often called an "outcurve," one might assume that an incurve is the opposite of a curveball, in other words, the modern screwball.
CurveballKnuckleballYellow HammerFastball

Question 6: ________ used a cutter to help him win 21 games in 2003.
Esteban LoaizaRoy HalladayRoger ClemensDavid Wells

Question 7: ________ currently with the Philadelphia Phillies throws an effective cut fastball at the age of 46.
Ken Griffey, Jr.Jamie MoyerRandy JohnsonAlex Rodriguez

Question 8: Fastballs are usually thrown with backspin, so that the ________ creates an upward force on the ball, causing it to fall less rapidly than might be expected.
PaintballMagnus effectLift (force)Volleyball

Question 9: Tom Seaver and ________ were often described as the paramount pitchers with this kind of ball action.
Gary CarterDarryl StrawberryMike PiazzaDwight Gooden

Question 10: ________, a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees, is a pitcher known for throwing a cutter.
Roger ClemensMariano RiveraDerek JeterAlex Rodriguez

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