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Sox Knuckleball Pitcher Steven Wright Is Back as a Starter, for Now; PLUS: Famed 45-year-old Knucklers

Comeback Kid Steven Wright, once again excelling as a knuckleball pitcher after a year away from baseball, will be serving as a starting pitcher at least for the moment. (See our last post, “Though Starting as a Reliever, Steven Wright May End as a Starter.”) WEEI’s Rob Bradford reports that Wright is getting a chance […]

Knuckleball Pitcher Steven Wright Is Back on Red Sox Roster

After delays caused by injuries last year and other problems, Steven Wright will now be pitching again for the Boston Red Sox. Ricky Doyle at NESN.com reports: The Red Sox added the knuckleballer to their active major league roster before Monday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics. To make room, Boston placed right-hander Hector Velazquez […]

Josh Turley Evolves from Part-Time to Full-Time Knuckleball Pitcher

We reported early in 2016 that Josh Turley, now of the Toledo Mud Hens, was using the knuckleball as one of several pitches. At that time, pitching coach Mike Henneman was urging Turley to throw the knuckleball more often, advice he seems to have heeded. In a recent interview with Turley, the Toledo Blade asked when […]

Wright On Point, So Far; PLUS: Pick Dickey Because “Knuckleballers are awesome.”

It’s looking good for knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright of the Boston Red Sox, who was knocked out of play last season by knee injury and surgery after participating in only a few games. Now he reports that after his first public pitching efforts of the year, he’s feeling cautiously optimistic—not yet up to par, but getting […]

Ryan Feierabend and Phil Coke: Southpaw Knuckleballers Who Cross Cultures

Phil Coke, fresh from a year with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japan Pacific League, is “attempting a comeback as a knuckleballer,” according a to February tweet by SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. “Said to be intriguing teams with spin rate in bullpen sessions.” This statement was the occasion for puzzled or pretend-puzzled replies by other […]

Is Your 2018 New Year’s Resolution About the Knuckleball?

The beginning of a new year is as auspicious a time as any to take a fresh look your career, assets and potential and to ponder whether it makes sense to make a fundamental change. We like knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey’s blunt explanation, in a Q&A with Nubyjas Wilborn, of why he decided to specialize […]