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The Knuckleball

knuckleball.jpgThe knuckleball has been around since the early 20th century. It is a pitch thrown in such a way as to minimize the spin of the ball in flight from the time it leaves the pitcher's hand until it crosses home plate. It has been said to "flutter" and "dance" as it travels that magical 60 feet 6 inches and can be equally tough to control, hit, catch and determine if it passes through the strike zone. The 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner, R. A. Dickey, used it as his primary pitch. Take a look at one of his knucklers in slo-motion. You will witness what we just referred to and truly be mesmerized.MbYee