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Postby Bennyy22 » Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:03 pm

Who invented the curve ball?
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Postby L0rdB23 » Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:12 pm

candy cummings .. ive heard it before and i remembered it cuz the last name was funny
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Postby Bennyy22 » Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:21 pm

nope, very close, Cummings was the first pitcher to use the curve ball in a amjor league game.
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Postby L0rdB23 » Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:43 pm

is it Fred Goldsmith???<br><br><span class=gensmall>Accepted as answer by Arlo on 04 Feb 2003 17:34 EST.</span>
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Postby Frinkinator » Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:44 pm

Candy Cummings is indedd credited for inventing the curveball.
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Postby trevisc » Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:45 pm

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Postby L0rdB23 » Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:48 pm

i dont think it was chadwick .. he was the dude who invented the box score
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Postby trevisc » Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:49 pm

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Postby arkman » Tue Feb 04, 2003 5:45 pm

I was positive it was Candy Cummings. I'm pretty sure I have a reference to it in a book - 'The Physics of Baseball' - perhaps. Great book if you haven't read it.

Today, in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, there is a plaque that reads: Candy Cummings, inventor of the curve ball.
http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofer ... _candy.htm
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Postby Arlo » Tue Feb 04, 2003 6:07 pm

Not sure we'll get a definitive answer to this one... Cummings is most often credited, but Goldsmith never gave up his claim, and a fairly substantial number of others were mentioned at one time or another. This is one dispute that might never be laid to rest...
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