Junkball (1940)

“‘Junk’ Ball Pays Dividends” (Headline). San Diego Union, June 25, 1940, p15. (AP story)

  • See Junk for more on this article, which appeared in numerous papers.

Previous earliest use (Dickson Baseball Dictionary, 3rd edition, 2009):
1ST USE. 1944. “His variety of pitches, and his frequent reliance on ‘junk balls’ serves to set up his pitches” (Baseball Magazine, December; David Shulman). 

See also Junk