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Fastball vs. Sinker — What's the Difference?

Fastball vs. Sinker — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Fastball and Sinker

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Fastball

The fastball is the most common type of pitch thrown by pitchers in baseball and softball. "Power pitchers," such as former American major leaguers Nolan Ryan and Roger Clemens, rely on speed to prevent the ball from being hit, and have thrown fastballs at speeds of 95–105 miles per hour (153–169 km/h) (officially) and up to 108.1 miles per hour (174.0 km/h) (unofficially).
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Sinker

One that sinks, as a weight used for sinking fishing lines or nets.
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Fastball

A baseball pitch thrown at or near a pitcher's maximum speed.
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Sinker

(Slang) A doughnut.
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Fastball

A pitch thrown at the pitcher's maximum speed.
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Sinker

(Baseball) A sinkerball.
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Fastball

(baseball) Any of the variations of high speed pitches thrown in baseball
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Sinker

One who sinks something.
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Fastball

(baseball) A four-seam fastball, which is a backspin pitch thrown with a ball gripped in the direction to cause four of the seams of the ball to cross the flight path and released with roughly equal pressure by the index and middle fingers
The pitcher had a blazing fastball.
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Sinker

(fishing) A weight used in fishing to cause the line or net to sink.
Hook the sinker onto this loop.
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Fastball

A baseball thrown with maximum velocity.
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Sinker

(baseball) Any of several high speed pitches that have a downward motion near the plate; a two-seam fastball, a split-finger fastball, or a forkball.
His sinkers drew one ground ball after another.
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Fastball

(baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity;
He swung late on the fastball
He showed batters nothing but smoke
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Sinker

(construction) Sinker nail, used for framing in current construction.
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Sinker

(slang) A doughnut; a biscuit.
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Sinker

In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles.
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Sinker

One who, or that which, sinks.
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Sinker

A small ring-shaped friedcake
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Sinker

A weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)
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Sinker

A pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate
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