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Screwball: Quiz


Question 1: Thrown by a right-handed ________, a screwball breaks from left to right from the point of view of the pitcher; the pitch therefore moves down and in on a right-handed batter and down and away from a left-handed batter.
PitcherDesignated hitterCleanup hitterBatting order (baseball)

Question 2: ________ and Tug McGraw also threw crafty screwballs.
Orel HershiserHideo NomoDon NewcombeFernando Valenzuela

Question 3: One of the first great screwball pitchers was ________ (1900-1916), whose pitch was then labeled as the 'fadeaway'.
Carl HubbellJuan MarichalJoe McGinnityChristy Mathewson

Question 4: A screwball (also known as the screwgie), is a ________ pitch that is thrown so as to break in the opposite direction of a slider.
Town ballBaseball awardsSoftballBaseball


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