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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 […]

And the Best Knuckleball Pitchers of All Time Are…

A web site that has all the answers, Answers.com, has announced who the best knuckleball pitchers are. We find no surprises. These are top guys: Phil Niekro, Tim Wakefield, Hoyt Wilhelm, Dutch Leonard, Wilbur Wood, R.A. Dickey. All are featured in the International Knuckleball Academy’s Knuckleball History. On Dutch Leonard Answers.com: “Leonard was one of the […]

A Good Knuckleball Is Hard to Hit

The Detroit Free Press offers an imprecise statement about the trouble a batter may have connecting his bat to a knuckleball. According to the Press’s June 4 story, “Blue Jays’ R.A. Dickey hopeful his knuckleball will miss Miguel Cabrera’s bat,” a good knuckleball “can be a tough pitch to hit if you don’t see it […]

Number One Knuckleballer Won 121 Games After Age 40

In September of 2012, Kyle Thompson of MLB Fan Cave proposed a ranking of the five best knuckleballers “of all time,” suggesting Phil Niekro (1), Tim Wakefield (2), Dutch Leonard (3), Charlie Hough (4), and R.A. Dickey (5). Dickey had just finished his breakout Cy-Young-Award-winning season. Thompson’s suggestion that Dickey “could end up being the […]