// knuckleball

Book Review: “Ball Four,” by Jim Bouton

Modern sports journalism owes everything – both good and bad – to Ball Four. Written by Jim Bouton, a World Series champion and 10-year major league pitcher, Ball Four covers his 1969 season, beginning with one-year expansion team the Seattle Pilots, then covering his brief stint with AAA Vancouver and following him to the Astros […]

Knuckleball! Review: An Exercise in Slow-Motion

As I sat in my white plastic folding chair in the middle of the World Financial Center Plaza, eyes glued to the massive five story screen erected along the Hudson River in New York City, Knuckleball! seemed to unfold in slow motion over the course of two hours. Maybe it was because I was still […]

New “Knuckleball!” Film Features Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey

I have always dreamed of being a major league baseball player, but in the last few years, as I’ve grown up from an adolescent benchwarmer on my high school baseball team to a still slightly immature but somewhat more realistic 23-year-old, my baseball idols have shifted. Instead of the Nomar Garciaparras and the Nolan Ryans, […]

Poll: When Will Tim Wakefield Get his 200th Career Win?

Beloved veteran Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield won his 199th career game on July 24th. He’s since had 6 starts, but the 45-year-old Wakefield, the oldest player in the major leagues, hasn’t managed a victory in any of them. In those six starts, he’s had the lead in the 6th inning or later 3 times, […]