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GoReds
05-23-2006, 01:04 PM
We've some knuckleballers over the years with Charlie Hough, Phil Niekro, Tim Wakefield and Jared Fernandez - all right-hand tossers.

Has there ever been a lefty knuckleball pitcher? Would being lefthanded and throwing a knuckleball be any advantage over being a righty?

I'm thinking of Mr. Dave "82-mph" Williams. If he were to somehow develop a knuckler, the rest of this *stuff* might not be as terrible.

westofyou
05-23-2006, 01:09 PM
Wilbur Wood he who along with Billy Martin helped skew my preception of what a starter should produce innings wise.


YEAR TEAM AGE W L PCT G GS CG SV GF IP H R ER BB SO ERA RSAA
1961 Red Sox 19 0 0 6 1 0 0 2 13 14 8 8 7 7 5.54 -2
1962 Red Sox 20 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 6 3 3 3 3 3.38 1
1963 Red Sox 21 0 5 .000 25 6 0 0 11 64 67 35 27 13 28 3.80 1
1964 Red Sox 22 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 6 13 11 11 3 5 16.50 -8
Pirates 22 0 2 .000 3 2 1 0 0 17 16 8 7 11 7 3.71 0
TOTALS 0 2 .000 7 2 1 0 2 23 29 19 18 14 12 7.04 -8
1965 Pirates 23 1 1 .500 34 1 0 0 9 51 44 21 18 16 29 3.18 2
1967 White Sox 25 4 2 .667 51 8 0 4 10 95 95 34 26 28 47 2.46 5
1968 White Sox 26 13 12 .520 88 2 0 16 46 159 127 39 33 33 74 1.87 20
1969 White Sox 27 10 11 .476 76 0 0 15 50 120 113 48 40 40 73 3.00 13
1970 White Sox 28 9 13 .409 77 0 0 21 62 122 118 50 38 36 85 2.80 17
1971 White Sox 29 22 13 .629 44 42 22 1 2 334 272 95 71 62 210 1.91 54
1972 White Sox 30 24 17 .585 49 49 20 0 0 376 325 119 105 74 193 2.51 32
1973 White Sox 31 24 20 .545 49 48 21 0 1 359 381 166 138 91 199 3.46 19
1974 White Sox 32 20 19 .513 42 42 22 0 0 320 305 143 128 80 169 3.60 5
1975 White Sox 33 16 20 .444 43 43 14 0 0 291 309 148 133 92 140 4.11 -6
1976 White Sox 34 4 3 .571 7 7 5 0 0 56 51 24 14 11 31 2.25 8
1977 White Sox 35 7 8 .467 24 18 5 0 2 123 139 75 68 50 42 4.98 -13
1978 White Sox 36 10 10 .500 28 27 4 0 1 168 187 103 97 74 69 5.20 -25
TOTALS 164 156 .513 651 297 114 57 198 2682 2582 1130 965 724 1411 3.24 123
LG AVERAGE 149 149 .500 88 54 2682 2532 1197 1059 977 1573 3.55 0

westofyou
05-23-2006, 01:12 PM
Gebe Bearden, Mickey Haefner too