"submarine pitcher"(baseball) 1922

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 23 03:56:38 UTC 2004

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, Tom Dalzell wrote:

> For baseball terms, first stop is Paul Dickson.  His second edition of
> the Dickson Baseball Dictionary has 1919 for submarine.  He is well on
> his way to a third edition with hundreds of antedatings.

Here's earlier:

1917 _N.Y. Times_ 15 Sept. 16 (ProQuest)  Boston's Submarine Pitcher Gets
Four Hits to Win Own Game by 6 to 5 Score. ... Carl Mays, the pitcher of
the submarine ball, had a lot to do with beating the Yanks.

Fred Shapiro

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