hit off the fists (1940)

“Their bafflement was pretty complete aside from the seventh inning when Ted Norbert hit a double off his fists and scored on Jackie Warner’s single.” Harry Borba, “Freitas Handcuffs Seals, 4 to 1!“, San Francisco Examiner, August 8, 1940, p22

No earliest use given in 2009 Dickson Baseball Dictionary