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Friday, April 20, 2012

Tim Wakefield, retired pitcher, and Phil Niekro, Hall of Fame knuckleballer, discuss the pitch and a the new documentary Knuckleball!

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Guests:

Phil Niekro and Tim Wakefield

Comments [5]

bill from decatur, ga

can't wait for 'knuckleball'. for all things knuckleball, google knuckleballhq.com

Apr. 20 2012 02:49 PM
juljo BKLYN

As a Red Sox fan living in NYC - watching Tim Wakefield pitch was always nerve-wreckingly fun. When the ball was moving it was sheer joy, when it wasn't I took a lot of heat from my Yankee fans. Tim (and Cap) will be so sorely missed.

Apr. 20 2012 11:53 AM
Jem from Brooklyn, NY

As a former player in HS, i would best describe a good knuckle ball as looking like a ball being held by a ghost moving toward you - it has no rotation, no spin and no predictable directional movement.

Apr. 20 2012 11:50 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Are throwing the ball without any spin & making it move around on the way to the plate 2 *separate* elements of throwing a knuckleball?

Apr. 20 2012 11:49 AM
sean from Brooklyn

Had a highschool coach who could throw a great knuckle, and in batting practice I could never hit it cause it was just too cool to look at. I would forget I was batting and just be amazed that the ball was not spinning.

Apr. 20 2012 11:49 AM

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