bastard pitch-An unhittable pitch. Don Baylor: “It was down and away and out of the strike zone, four or five inches off the plate. A pitcher’s pitch in layman’s terms, a bastard pitch in hitter’s terms. Down and away, unhittable.
I’m thrilled to find this term because I recently coined the term “bitch of a pitch” which means basically the same thing. I could not find this term in my Dickson Baseball dictionary.