Yet Further Antedating of "Screwball"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 5 11:27:39 UTC 2004

screwball (OED 1928)

1921 _Wash. Post_ 21 May 13 (ProQuest)  [Dixie] Davis had an innovation in
the pitching line in the shape of a screw ball that enabled him to stand
McBride's hirelings on their heads.

Fred Shapiro

Fred R. Shapiro                             Editor
Associate Librarian for Collections and     YALE DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS
  Access and Lecturer in Legal Research     Yale University Press,
Yale Law School                             forthcoming
e-mail: fred.shapiro at     

More information about the Ads-l mailing list