[Ads-l] OED updates -- windmill

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 21 20:11:06 UTC 2021

The OED updates from June included

windmill (softball/baseball sense of pitching, 1912)

1888 Cleveland [OH] Leader 29 Apr. 16/2  [Geneaologybank.com]
He is tall and gaunt, with a windmill delivery and undeveloped curves and drops.

1906 _Yakima [WA] Herald_ 29 Aug. 9/4  [Geneaologybank.com]
The Indians got five runs, while the Redcoats went down beore Hart's windmill pitching one after another.

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