Definition of forkball in English:



  • A pitch released from between the widely spread index finger and middle finger.

    • ‘He was in command the entire way, keeping his fastballs, sliders and forkballs down.’
    • ‘He has a mid-90s fastball, sinker and slider, but his best pitch could be his forkball, which is tough on left- and righthanded hitters.’
    • ‘Now we see him coming in for a strike with either the forkball or a fastball, maybe a curve.’
    • ‘I remember not being able to throw any forkballs because my hands were so cold.’
    • ‘His main pitch was a nasty forkball, and I remember hitting a groundout to second base.’