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Knuckleball not a gimmick for former 'Bow Wright

By Dave Reardon

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 09, 2012

~~<p>All-Star R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets is the only current major leaguer who uses the knuckleball as his primary pitch.</p>
<p>Steven Wright is keeping a close eye on his friend. And if Wright can get back on the track he was until recently, he has legitimate hopes to double the number in that fraternity &hellip; or at least add to it by one. Others may start to think seriously about making the unpredictable novelty pitch their primary weapon, considering Dickey's 2.40 ERA and majors-leading 12-1 record heading into the All-Star break.</p>
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All-Star R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets is the only current major leaguer who uses the knuckleball as his primary pitch.

Steven Wright is keeping a close eye on his friend. And if Wright can get back on the track he was until recently, he has legitimate hopes to double the number in that fraternity … or at least add to it by one. Others may start to think seriously about making the unpredictable novelty pitch their primary weapon, considering Dickey's 2.40 ERA and majors-leading 12-1 record heading into the All-Star break. Login for more...



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