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Knuckleballer Steven Wright Doing Great In Pitching Practice; PLUS From Boggs to Biondic

In batting practice last Friday—his first time on the mound since late June—knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright did well enough to earn the happy enthusiasm of Red Sox manager Alex Cora. The Boston Globe reports that Wright threw 35 pitches over two innings of live batting practice at Tropicana Field. Wright faced a pair of Gulf […]

Every Good Knuckleballer Needs Good Teachers, Good Opportunities, and Good Catchers

One reason Steven Wright is doing well with the Boston Red Sox is that the Sox have given him the chance to do well. As Sam Galanis reminds us, not every team or manager is equally hospitable to the knuckleball, the pitch with the paths less traveled by. “Knuckleball pitchers don’t come around very often, […]