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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, […]

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 […]