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The Steven Wright/Christian Vazquez Knuckleball Team-Up

We have another pitcher-catcher update. Last week we talked about how a newcomer to the Toronto Blue Jays, catcher Russell Martin, planned to get a grip on R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball during spring training. Now we hear that, per MassLive’s Jason Mastrodonato, “Boston Red Sox expect catcher Christian Vazquez to handle the knuckleball, and everything else.” […]

Getting to Knuckleball

Asked on July 3 by KBLover, a participant in the Operationsports.com forum: “Would you feel it plausible to give one pitcher in my system who’s really a long shot at the majors a knuckleball?” Good question, especially in light of neo-knuckleballer Zach Clark’s apparent decision, after being let go this June by the Orioles organization, to […]

Knuckleballers Have Good Stories, and Dickey’s May Become A Movie

Doing rare, tough things makes for good story, and this week, courtesy of knuck-news scout Sweta Bhadra, we have a doubleheader. Many successful knuckleballers turn to the pitch late in their careers. But Chelsea Baker, dubbed the “Knuckleball Princess,” seems to have mastered it early on. Per Business Insider: After rising to instant fame thanks […]

Brian Wilson Unleashes Neat Knuckler as First Pitch; Blue Jays Sign Knuckleballer Frank Viola III

It’s big news when a mainstream pitcher chucks a knuck, judging by the sit-up-straight reaction to Los Angeles Dodger Brian Wilson’s wobbler in the Dodgers’ March 4 game with the Seattle Mariners. And it was “actually pretty good,” judges HardballTalk’s D.J. Short. We probably should have seen this coming, as Josh Tucker of Dodgers Insider […]

Blue Jays Sign Up Tomo Ohka, Now a Knuckleballer

Not long ago we relayed the news that 37-year-old Tomokazu Ohka—a former player with various North American baseball teams then with the Yokohama BayStars—has been developing a knuckleball as his top pitch in hopes of wangling his way back into Major League Baseball. Ohka had turned to the less-body-wrenching pitch after suffering a shoulder injury […]

What International Knuckleball Academy Links To

A quick look at what the baseball sites we link to (here) have to offer: Baseball Analysts. Described by former contributor Sky Andrecheck as “the go-to place for sabermetric research….” Although the site does not seem to have been updated since early 2012, Andrecheck and a roster of nine other bloggers have built a large […]