Gaylord Perry was once asked about the batting skill of Rod Carew and he replied, "Greaseball, greaseball, greaseball, that's all I throw him and he still hits them. He's the only player in baseball who consistently hits my grease. He sees the ball so well, I guess he can pick out the dry side."
Did you know that at one point the spitball was a legal pitch? In 1920, a new rule banned the mudball for the following season and a handful of pitchers were "grand fathered" in. Examine that legendary list and see who it involved and how well they performed!
The first ejection for the spitball occurred on July 20, 1944, by umpire Cal Hubbard who tossed Browns pitcher Nels Potter!