Who throws a eephus pitch?

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Rip Sewell made it famous, Bob Tewksbury and Kaz Tadano are the only recent players I can think of who threw one, although Dave LaRoche threw a "LaLob" which was comparable.

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Who was the first person to throw an eephus pitch?

Rip Sewell is credited with inventing the eephus pitch.

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An "eephus" pitch is a low velocity throw with a high arc, designed to trick the batter by disrupting his timing. Although the origin of the name "eephus" isn't definitively know it's suspected that it may be based on the Hebrew word "efes" meaning "nothing".

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