I was watching the movie Mr. Baseball the other day. Several times during the movie they talk about
しゅうと which they describe as "the great equalizer". (Could possibly be
しゅうとう, but their dialog does not sound like they're elongating the last syllable).
I've tried very unsuccessfully in finding this word in any of my multiple dictionaries. Is this a common, known Japanese word? Is it some kind of
野球用語? Is it just
外来語 of "shoot", or some word from another language? If it's Japanese, does it have associated kanji?