brushback

[bruhsh-bak]
noun Baseball.
a fastball thrown high and inside to force the batter away from the plate, often to intimidate.

Origin:
1950–55; noun use of verb phrase brush back

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He never shied away from a batter, and his brushback pitch was legendary.
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