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pull the string

In baseball, to throw a pitch at a lower speed than that of a fastball, known as an "off-speed pitch." After throwing fastballs all game, the pitcher caught the star batter off guard by pulling the string, striking him out.
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pull the string

Baseball To throw an off-speed pitch.
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