Some info on knuckleball pitchers

Yeah I’m bored so I have some info on knuckleball pitchers.

Hall of Famers:
Ted Lyons
Jesse Haines
Ray Brown
Annabelle Lee (AAGPBL)
Hoyt Wilhelm
Phil Niekro
Early Wynn

Current Practitioners:

  1. Tim Wakefield
  2. John Smoltz (occasional k-ball)
  3. Charlie Haeger (AAA)
  4. Charlie Zink (AA)
  5. Simon Ferrer (AA)
  6. Jared Fernandez (Japan)
  7. Some guy on the canadian team the Cracker Cats
  8. Sean Flaherty (U of Florida)

Creditted with inventing:

  1. Toad Ramsey
  2. Eddie Cicotte

The Washington Senators once had 5 knuckleballers on the same staff:

  1. Wilbur Wood
  2. Johnny Niggeling
  3. Mickey Haefner
  4. Dutch Leonard
  5. Early Wynn

[quote]The Washington Senators once had 5 knuckleballers on the same staff:

  1. Wilbur Wood
  2. Johnny Niggeling
  3. Mickey Haefner
  4. Dutch Leonard
  5. Early Wynn[/quote]

Wow, the thought of facing a pitching staff with 5 knuckleballers must have been pretty unsettling to a hitter. :shock:

I think that was the point, even though Early Wynn wasn’t a pure knuckleballer, he used alot but, not 85% like other guys do.

Well, that’s a good strategy. :slight_smile:

Where the fuck is Nolan Ryan the best K-ball thrower ever

what is the name of this cracker cat? i went to a cracker cat camp few weeks ago

Idk his name, oh and Nolan Ryan was a power pitcher not a k-baller.

David Wells threw a knuckball to Paul LoDuca when the Mets were at the Padres in June.

He actually threw like 4 in that game.

Oh and 3 position players used it to pitch when they had to in a game:

  1. Wade Boggs
  2. Jose Canseco
  3. Todd Ziele

if i have to go with all the guys i ever saw throw a knuckleball which is

dennis springer
tim wakefield
charlie hough
tom candiotti
john smoltz

and people i saw in old videoclips i would say hough had the best movement i mean it would seriously go in 3 distinc directions before crossing the plate and it was so nasty. phil niekro had great movement too but charlie hough is just the best in my opinion. dennis springer and tim wakefield pretty much just lop the ball out there. you dont get to see the ball break 1 foot to the right then 2 feet to the left and go straight down like hough or niekro

It’s tough for me to say Hough was the best because he’s not a hall of famer like Niekro or WIlhelm although he could be a hall of fame candidate and Ithink he should be in.