One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slow pitch that travels in a high arc.‘the eephus is a challenge to throw effectively’as modifier ‘an eephus pitch’
1930s (originally with reference to the quality of pitching exceptionally well): origin unknown. The current meaning dates from the 1940s and is associated especially with the pitcher Truett “Rip” Sewell (1907–89) of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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