Knuckler: My Life with Baseball's Most Confounding Pitch

Knuckler: My Life with Baseball's Most Confounding Pitch

Tim Wakefield

At forty-four years outdated, Tim Wakefield is the longest-serving member of 1 of baseball’s most well liked franchises. he's with reference to eclipsing the profitable files of 2 of the best pitchers to have performed the sport, but few discover the whole degree of his good fortune. That his profession might be characterised via such phrases as dependability and consistency defies all odds simply because he has accomplished this with baseball’s such a lot mercurial weapon—the knuckleball.

Knuckler is the tale of ways a suffering place participant guess his destiny on a fickle pitch that will outline his profession. The pitch may possibly force hitters loopy, yet how does the pitcher remain sane? the instant Wakefield followed the knuckleball, his profession sought to reply to that query. With the pink Sox, Wakefield started to grasp his pitch merely to discover himself at the mound in 2003 for one of many worst post-season losses in historical past, the subsequent 12 months by way of essentially the most vindicating of championships. Even now, as Wakefield battles, we see the twists and turns of an incredible league occupation driven to its final severe.

A amazing tale of 1 player’s luck regardless of being the exception to each rule, Knuckler can be a full of life meditation at the dancing pitch, its background, its mystique, and the entire ironies it brings to endure.

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