Henry James on Eliot on "a curved ball"

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 11 21:33:40 UTC 2012

On 9/11/12 1:47 PM, Garson O'Toole wrote:
> [Begin extracted text]
> They boasted of his making a feint to throw a ball in one direction
> and then throwing it in another,
> [End extracted text]
> I know that this sentence better describes the action of a pitcher
> keeping a runner on base and preventing a stolen base.

Sounds like the "fake to third, throw to first" move that, for some
reason, isn't actually a balk.

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