knuckleball

NOUN
  1. a baseball pitch thrown with little speed or spin
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How To Use knuckleball In A Sentence

  • The knuckleballer failed to retire any of the five batters he faced in Saturday's start against the Rockies. National League Team Notes
  • Eddie Cicotte is thought to be the first major league pitcher to specialize in throwing the knuckleball.
  • Dickey, a 37-year-old knuckleballer, has more than $4.5 million in guaranteed money left on the two-year, $7.8 million deal he signed in January. Knuckleballs of Kilimanjaro: Dickey Plots Ascent
  • Sauveur throws a fastball, knuckleball, curveball and cutter, and he changes speeds with all of them.
  • And since they're placed irregularly on an oblong shape, one researcher compared tracking the comet to trying to hit a knuckleball.
  • Adding two more in the sixth, courtesy of a Hideki Matsui two-run single off Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, the Yankees held a commanding 8–0 lead. One Season
  • R.A. Dickey wants to unteach himself the knuckleball. K-Rod Is Last Stop On Mets' Ugly Bus
  • Also in 1908, Ed Summers became known for a pitch called a “dry spitter,” but a photo shows a pitch gripped with the first knuckles on the index and middle finger; that is, a knuckleball in the most literal sense. The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers
  • Age 35 seems to regularly usher in the beginning of a career plateau of sorts for knuckleballers.
  • When there is a foul ball, the ump will throw a knuckleball back to him, then peer out from behind his mask as if to say, ‘How's that one, Sparky?’
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