The Knuckleball Saves the Day

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This segment originally aired live on June 17, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on August 15th. The unedited audio can be found here. 

R. A. Dickey, the first knuckleballer to win the Cy Young Award when he played for the Mets in 2012, now with the Toronto Blue Jays, and the author of the children's book Knuckleball Ned (Dial, 2014) illustrated by Tim Bowers, talks about his new illustrated book for preschoolers featuring a knuckleball named Ned and an anti-bullying message.


R. A. Dickey

Comments [3]

Amy from Manhattan

Are fans of knuckleballers called knuckleheads?

Jun. 17 2014 12:24 PM
tom from asioria

How about that knuckleballer that pitched in the Red Sox's playoff against the Yankees -- I remember that humid night and waiting for the ball to stop moving and the Yankees to start hammering him---it didn;t happen and the Sox went all the way… The blue flies buzzed (reference to A Yale of Two Cities)

Jun. 17 2014 11:54 AM
i didn't buy it on amazon from nyc jungle

why does the book link go to
Why does every link for purchasing something always go to amazon?

Jun. 17 2014 11:49 AM

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