knuckler

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

  • A flat knuckler is likely to be hit, no matter who's at the plate. For Dickey, the Opposing Pitcher Is Not an Easy Out
  • The knuckler is his one payoff pitch; his only weapon against the hitter. The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers
  • “But the knuckler is a good waste pitch and if it comes close to the plate, the batter usually goes for it, and even if he hits it, he has a hard time getting a very good piece of it.” The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers
  • In the game, Cheney threw 228 pitches, including fastballs, knucklers, sliders and curveballs.
  • Just as thick, humid air makes knucklers more effective, the thin air at Coors Field makes them flat and hittable.
  • In the game, he threw 228 pitches, including fastballs, knucklers, sliders and curveballs.
  • One manifestation of this gut-level dislike of the knuckler was the argument that a pitcher shouldn’t throw the knuckleball as a part of a mixed repertoire; instead, the pitch should be left to specialists. The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers
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