“It took me a day to learn [the knuckleball] and a lifetime to learn how to throw it for a strike.”
This quote, by pitcher and coach Charlie Hough, is the best way to understand baseball’s most baffling and mysterious pitch. Not even the best practitioners of the art of throwing a knuckleball know where it is going most of the time. As a pitch that floats and comes into the plate in what appears to be slow motion, it is miraculous that those who employ the pitch don’t get creamed all over the park by batters who seem to know that it’s coming.
Including interviews with Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, former All-Stars Wilbur Wood and Tim Wakefield, as well as other famed knuckleballers, Lew Freedman (Clouds over the Goalpost, A Summer to Remember), breaks down the history of this infamous pitch, which it seems can be traced back to Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Cicotte, as well as its effect on baseball as a whole.
With pitcher R. A. Dickey, who rejuvenated his career from castoff to 2011 Cy Young Award winner, the knuckleball is still a topic of conversation in the sport, and it continues to be one of the many marvels of our national pastime.
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Lew Freedman was added to my favorite authors list, after reading Knuckleball.
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Ik wilde Knuckleball lezen, een heel interessant boek.
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Basically, I loved this book. I give the book 5/5 Stars, and this one is getting added to my All-Time Favorites list!
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Lew Freedman è un grande scrittore, dovresti leggere questo.
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Before I read Knuckleball, I had read some reviews which had me wondering if this one would be something I'd like, reviews from people whose opinions I trust. It's True, so Knuckleball stayed on my "TBR Someday".
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When I started this book, I wasn't so sure how much I would enjoy it. but reading from Lew Freedman's point of view was so refreshing.
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Ein Buchliebhaber wäre daran interessiert, dies zu lesen.
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Thank you to Lew Freedman for my honest thoughts.
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Just downloaded this book! Many thanks
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Lew Freedman хороший автор, вы не можете пропустить это чтение.
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Lew Freedman es uno de los mejores autores nacidos. Knuckleball es un libro interesante.
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le livre que j'ai toujours attendu, je peux enfin le lire maintenant. merci.
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