Why do they call a curve ball an Uncle Charlie?

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According to 'The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary':
" "Uncle Charlie" came from CB radio usage in 1970s and was supposedly attached to the curveball because the two words contain "c" and "r" sounds that suggest "curve." "
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Why do curve balls curve?

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