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Definition(s):

  • (n) a baseball pitch thrown with little speed or spin

Usage(s):

  1. Eri Yoshida's face is in Japanese newspapers and on TV, but she wants her knuckleball to do the talking knuckleball to do the talking.
  2. Similar to baseball's knuckleball pitch, a football struck without spin will move from side to side in the air.
  3. But in an advertising market that's softer than a knuckleball, baseball realizes it's a horrible time to be launching any kind of business.

News

  1. Bisons fall to PawSox, 5-3

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (From Bisons.com)- It's not often the Buffalo Bisons' hitters see a knuckleball. But they saw a bevy of them from Pawtucket Red Sox starter Steven Wright Sunday afternoon, and he shut them down with the inimitable pitch.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WGRZ-TV Buffalo

  2. Tim Sullivan | NCAA's tinkering has put college game's power punch on hold

    Because equilibrium has been as elusive as a knuckleball in a hailstorm, administrators are weighing whether to adopt a livelier ball to stimulate scoring.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

  3. Lind, Rasmus HRs push Blue Jays past Rangers 6-1

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey was feeling a bit nostalgic even without his best stuff. Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus just hit the ball hard.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

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Quotes

  1. "I've had my good days against him but over the whole haul, he's had the best of me," Thomas said. "Today a couple flattened out. That happens with knuckleball pitchers sometimes."
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Frank Thomas Source: USA Today

  2. "Wang is remarkable," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "He's sort of like a knuckleball pitcher. You know what's coming and there's really nothing you can do about it."
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Joe Torre Source: ABC News

  3. "It's an honor to have somebody carry on a knuckleball tradition, and somebody that's doing it because she likes what I do," Wakefield said. "It's pretty cool to have someone come over to the States from Japan. I heard about her last year. I...
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Tim Wakefield Source: MLB.com

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