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  • noun Plural form of knuckleball.


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  • This season, 76.6% of his pitches thrown have been knuckleballs, which are slow and unpredictable.

    For Dickey, the Opposing Pitcher Is Not an Easy Out 2011

  • "There aren't too many guys in the minor leagues who throw knuckleballs," Jeter said.

    You Again? Scott Cacciola 2011

  • Dickey's 79-mph knuckleballs danced enough to fool most Yankee hitters, though Mark Teixeira figured him out well enough to force a 3-1 count, then slammed Dickey's pedestrian fastball into the right-field seats to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.

    A Good Night for the Mets in the Bronx Daniel Barbarisi 2011

  • So going up there and seeing guys I've never seen, especially against relievers and closers -- they're going to come at you with sliders, knuckleballs, split-fingers, you know, everything they have in their kitchen sink.

    Wrapping up an unsightly win 2011

  • Then they ran into the knuckleballs of R.A. Dickey, and the streak was no more.

    What Yankees Share With Astros Daniel Barbarisi 2011

  • The balls usually have colors blotched or numbers scribbled onto them, and they dart and dive as if a pitcher were throwing superfast sliders and knuckleballs.

    At Least Beltran Feels Good 2010

  • Most observers believe what she needs to do is simply pitch more knuckleballs, which, if thrown correctly, fool batters by fluttering around in mid-air after they leaves her hand.

    Eri Yoshida wins plaudits as first Japanese woman in US baseball league Lawrence Donegan in San Francisco 2010

  • Play! on 10 Jun 2008 at 5: 57 pm Therese Walsh watch out for knuckleballs

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Homestretch Writing 2008

  • Mr. Dickey felt he could exploit that whenever he fell behind in counts, which was a rare occurrence, by offering up softer knuckleballs.

    Dickey Is Dazzling in Blanking Cards 2010

  • I spent days in a gymnasium by myself, throwing knuckleballs off a wall and having them bounce back to me and doing it again.

    Dickey Is Dazzling in Blanking Cards 2010


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