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Steven Wright, Again on Disabled List, May Rebound Soon; PLUS: The Jannis Trajectory; and a Position Player Wins While Trying Out His Knuckleball

Not long after our last post about the knuckleballer, Steven Wright of the Boston Red Sox was placed on the ten-day disabled list, for the second time this season. The problem was inflammation of his left knee. Wright had been knocked out of play for most of the 2017 season by knee trouble, which required […]

In Third Start, Knuckleball Pitcher Wright’s String of No-Run Innings Is Broken

We’d been hoping that Steven Wright’s recent streak of allowing no runs would last a few hundred more innings or so. On Saturday, though, he did allow a single run. Since the pitchers on the Seattle Mariners—especially Wade LeBlanc—didn’t allow any, the result was a 1-0 loss for the Sox. (A day later the Sox […]

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 […]

Knuckleballer Spring Training Update: Wright, Dickey, Gamboa

Is it spring training or some kind of All-Star thing? According to Rob Bradford, “Steven Wright looks the same as when he marched on to an All-Star appearance last season.” On Saturday the he pitched “three hitless innings against the twins” and “worked up to 41 pitches before going back down to the bullpen for another […]

R.A. Dickey

R.A. Dickey on Not-Finalizing the Knuckleball: “It’s been one big, constant, perpetual adjustment….”

R.A. Dickey, who just turned 42, is getting more than his share of goodbyes for someone who has not yet decided whether to hang up his baseball cap. May it all be embarrassingly premature. In any case, Dickey’s ponderings in an interview with John Lott at TheAthletic.com (“R.A. Dickey has much to fill his life without […]

New Book: The Knuckleball Club; and the Toronto Blue Jays advance

Courtesy of Richard Johnson, we have a new history of knuckleballer exploits this year in The Knuckleball Club: The Extraordinary Men Who Mastered Baseball’s Most Difficult Pitch. It starts about midway in that long history with the story of a beleaguered player who turned his career around by using the pitch. It was in 1968 that […]

Steven Wright Is Getting Back In the Knuckleball Groove

After mostly recovering from a minor injury, Red Sox knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright was back in action last Friday against the Royals and “Feel[ing] Good One Day After Return to Mound,” reports John Tomase. It took a while for the pitcher to warm up, though. Wright’s outing didn’t go as planned. He allowed five runs […]

Blue Jays Come Up Short; Royals Will Meet Mets in World Series

It was not to be. Despite our hope that the team with the renowned knuckleball pitcher would come from behind to reach the World Series and maybe, why not, even win it, the Toronto Blue Jays did not repeat their American League Division Series resurgence and triumph in the American League Championship Series. R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball […]

Last Week, the Toronto Blue Jays Pulled Victory from Jaws Of Defeat in Games 3,4,5 of ALDS; Will History Repeat Itself?

So far, so scary for the Toronto Blue Jays, home of knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey. Playing against the Kansas City Royals, the Jays are down by two games so far in the American League Championship Series, with Game 3 just hours away as we post. It is scheduled to commence this evening, that of Monday, […]

R.A. Dickey’s Knuckle(ball) Sandwich; Gamboa Update

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey was in good form during a September 2 game against the Cleveland Indians, over whom the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1. According to AP’s Ian Harrison: Dickey pitched a four-hitter to win his seventh straight decision, Donaldson had three hits and the Blue Jays beat the Indians 5-1… Dickey (10-10) threw 92 pitches, […]