further antedating of "screw ball" 1919
jparish at SIUE.EDU
Sun Feb 22 03:31:29 UTC 2004
Sam Clements wrote:
> As a side note, I wonder if Carl wasn't what was called in modern terms =
> a "submarine" pitcher? Did he "really" pitch underhand? I doubt it.
Bill James' _Historical Baseball Abstract_ says of Carl Mays: "Threw
underhand, real hard." This isn't decisive, but James is a Kansas City
fan, very fond of Dan Quisenberry, who was a submariner; I would
expect him to be precise on this matter.
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