The knuckleball grip used by Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright. Good fingernails are important.
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August 14, 2013 Teams haven't typically tried to develop knuckleballers and players haven't usually wanted to throw the pitch. But now the Baltimore Orioles are teaching the knuckleball to three minor league pitchers. A physics expert and fan of the pitch wonders whether this could be the start of a "knuckleball era."
Pitcher R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a knuckleball against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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July 20, 2013 While most baseball players come to the knuckleball after all else fails, one youngster has caught the media's attention by adopting the pitch early on. It's a unique story that could also bring historic change to the game.
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