The something pitch

In the 1946 All-Star Game, Rip Sewell and Ted Williams provided the greatest blooper highlight ever. Story

Updated: July 17, 2008, 9:38 AM ET
By Paul Jackson | Special to Page 2

On July 5, 2005, in a game between his New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles, Randy Johnson -- flamethrower extraordinaire -- unexpectedly joined an admirably gutsy fraternity.

In the third inning, Johnson faced Sal Fasano of the Orioles. His catcher, John Flaherty, could not decide where to set up for the pitch, and Johnson, in a fit of remarkable whimsy, threw Fasano what The New York Times called an "eephus." Surprised (to say the least), Fasano nearly dropped his bat as the unusual ...

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