Tim Wakefield: Knuckle Baller

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Legendary Red Sox knuckle-baller Tim Wakefield discusses his famous pitch, the cult of the knuckler, and his new book, KNUCKLER: My Life with Baseball's Most Confounding Pitch.


Tim Wakefield

Comments [8]

Ron Kaplan from Montclair, NJ

If Wakefield is the author of the book, why is it written in the third person?

Apr. 11 2011 04:43 PM
bernie from bklyn

tim wakefield on wnyc being interviewed on the BL show? are you kidding me? c'mon brian, this is ridiculous-get this guy off my air.
i've been wondering why the newish producers of the BL show rubbed me the wrong way and now i think i know the reason. this explains the lame programming on the BL show as of late.... i bet they are amongst the many unwanted bostonians living in my city. please leave.

Apr. 06 2011 12:03 PM
Ryan from Enemy Territory

As a life long Sox fan living in enemy territory I just want to say thank you Mr. Wakefield for all the years. You're a great pitcher and a class act on and off the field and in dealing with the club. One of the only players I will always be proud to wear the jersey of. Keep it up.

Apr. 06 2011 11:59 AM

Any chance he'll pitch against R.A. Dickey this year?

Apr. 06 2011 11:58 AM
Dave K from Brooklyn, NY

He is not ONE of the oldest active players in baseball as Brian just said. He IS the oldest active player in baseball. Just sayin'...

Apr. 06 2011 11:55 AM

Thanks for giving those of us who played high school ball the impression that perhaps even we mere mortals could compete in the big leagues. Be both know that's the furthest thing from the truth but at one point we both probably topped out at 80 mph.

Apr. 06 2011 11:54 AM
steve from nyc

two words: aaron boone

Apr. 06 2011 11:53 AM
amalgam from Manhattan by day, NJ by night

Growing up in the Pittsburgh area and actually attending Pirate playoff games (can you imagine?), I remember the sensation a converted outfielder cum knuckleball pitcher caused during the 1992 season, leading to a thrilling complete game win in the NLCS against the Braves. I will remember that game forever because we really though we had it.

Of course, Cabrera got the game 7 hit in the 1992 NLCS that ruined the Pirates, just as the 1993 season arriving with the Killer Bs (Bonds, Bonilla, Bream) broken up.

Maybe this season, right?

Apr. 06 2011 11:39 AM

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