Who invented the curveball

 

William Cummings,  also known as  “the Father of the Curveball”   said he invented the curveball after seeing a spinning clamshell curve across the water after being skipped on a Brooklyn beach. Some historians debate this but he did master the curve ball well before a lot pitchers. He stood 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighed a colossal 120lbs.
Candy as he was also called was born in Ware, Massachusetts on Nov 18, 1848. 27 years later on April 22, 187, his journey took him to professional baseball where he broke into the Big Leagues with the Hartford Dark Blues.  He lasted 2 years in baseball.

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3 Responses to Who invented the curveball

  1. Steven Myers says:

    great stuff on this site. curveball origins here gets me outside
    2011 and wondering what new pitch is around the corner.
    remember the hype over dice-k’s pitch?
    one of these days, it’s gonna happen again.

    • Money says:

      Its the beuty of baseball!! We never stop learning or improving our thoughts and theory’s about the game.

      Who knows what some kid might think up in his back yard!!

      Id really like to see a baseball player break the physics barrier and throw a rise ball.

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