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eephus ‎(plural not attested)

  1. (baseball) An off-speed pitch with unusually low velocity, intended to catch the hitter off guard.
    • 2003, Michael Seidel, Ted Williams: a baseball life‎
      Sewell was determined to live or die by the eephus.
    • 2004, Fred Cicetti, Saltwater Taffy: A Summer at the Jersey Shore
      He figured that, if it were another eephus, he'd have time to react.
    • 2005, Randy Roberts, The rock, the curse, and the hub: a random history of Boston sports
      When, on his first pitch, Sewell served an eephus, Williams almost broke his back trying to get to it.