Further Antedating of "Screwball"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 5 11:18:52 UTC 2004

screwball (OED 1928)

1922 _Sporting News_ 23 Mar. 2 (Paperofrecord.com)  Stan Coveleskie has
sworn off trying any more new fangled stuff on the hillock.  He has
definitely shelved the fade away and screw ball.

Fred Shapiro

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