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JACK MANDERS
Same as field goal. (Jack Manders was a field goal kicker for the Chicago Bears back in the 1930s, so this term is pretty much dated.)
JAM
Usually means that you are trying to force the ball higher into the pocket; can also mean a very solid pocket hit.
JERSEY SIDE
Same as Brooklyn side.
JERSEY SIDE/HIT
A ball that hits on the opposite side of the player's normal pocket; i.e, a Jersey for a right handed player would hit on the 1-2 pocket; usually refers to getting a strike in the "wrong" pocket; see also "crossover". Called a Brooklyn" in most locations of the country.
JUICE
A delivery with high rotation; powerful.
JUNK BALL
A ball thrown with little rotation and little power.

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