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Eephus, Ephus

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Baseball fans know the eeuphus pitch-that arcing lob made famous by Rip Sewell in the 1946 All-Star Game. Before that, the word eephus referred to insider information. Jim Strain in La Mesa, California, even uses it as a verb, as in, “That dog’s not allowed on the couch, but he’ll eephus his way on somehow.” This is part of a complete episode.

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  • The Red Sox’ Bill Lee, aka “The Spaceman,” threw it in 1975. It worked the first 3 or 4 times in the World Series, and then one of Cincinnati’s power hitters timed it right and hit it all the way to Kenmore Square.

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