Pittsburgh Press, June 23, 1914:
Pete Standridge, the [San Francisco] Seals’ only survivor from the defunct California league, says he has perfected what he calls his “fork ball”...Standridge puts the ball between his second and third fingers before heaving it, then puts all the speed he can back of it and the result is something weird. The ball takes a more peculiar shoot than does the spitter and his harder to hit. As soon as Standridge gets rid of a charley horse he will try out his discovery in a game.
The splitter: A San Francisco tradition.
Standridge was an early practitioner of the forkball, but probably wasn’t the first to throw it.
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