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  • n. Plural form of knuckleballer.


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  • Most knuckleballers throw the pitch by pressing their index and middle fingers into the ball.

    For Dickey, It's All in the Fingernails

  • Five of the elite knuckleballers of all-time—Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough, Joe Niekro, Dutch Leonard and Ted Lyons—all had lower ERAs in their age 35-39 seasons than they did between the ages of 30 and 34.

    Status Quo Fine for Mets' Dickey

  • When asked if shirts with his photo were on sale, Dickey said, They don't make shirts for 36-year-old knuckleballers.

    Reporter's Notebook

  • Mr. Dickey's success has arrived only after a self-metamorphosis in the philosophical and mechanical aspects of his pitching, though his previous life as a conventional pitcher has afforded him an advantage that most knuckleballers don't have.

    The Secret Knuckleball Society

  • Make no mistake, much of the righthander's success can be chalked up to good, old-fashioned velocity: He's the Nolan Ryan of knuckleballers.

    Why Dickey (and Not Wakefield) Is Baffling Baseball

  • As is the case with most knuckleballers, Charlie can walk some hitters, and he can give up some fly balls.

    Friday Links (12 Sep 08)

  • Neyer adores knuckleballers, so consider that when reading his prediction:

    Friday Links (12 Sep 08)

  • In a more general sense, knuckleballers can also create some flexibility within a pitching staff due to their ability to pitch often and in a variety of roles.

    Friday Links (12 Sep 08)

  • Still, even knuckleballers, who throw pitches with minimal spin on the ball in a motion that puts virtually no stress on their arms, eventually can't perform consistently anymore.

    What's a Geezer Worth?

  • Two bad pitches to Ramon Hernandez and Olmedo Saenz of the A's have been his only mistakes in that stretch, and you know what to do with knuckleballers ride 'em, then get off fast. ... - Tip sheet


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