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Late-Blooming Knuckleballers, Part Three

R.A. Dickey, the subject of our previous post on late-blooming knuckleballers, is only the most prominent of today’s knuckleball pitchers, including those who decided to specialize in it only after having already put in a few years of pro ball. (Which is, after all, the typical knuckleballer path. Few start out in pro baseball determined […]

Knuckleballers Gear Up for 2014

Zach Clark, 30, Baltimore Orioles organization. “I got to the big leagues. I want to stay there. And conventionally, I’d probably have to be at my best all the time for that to be a likely scenario. With the knuckleball, maybe it takes me a little while to figure it out, but my career could […]

New Knuckleballer Blaine Sims: “I wanted to be different.”

“Velocity is a very overrated thing. With the knuckleball, I just get it up there.” So says lefty pitcher Blaine Sims, “the Next Braves Knuckleballer,” in a 2013 interview with SweetSpot Network’s gondee. He also says: “Your fastball looks so much more alive than what it actually is.” (Ouch!) Gondee writes that although Sims hasn’t […]