Originally Posted by jmcclain19
The general consensous between the long time knuckle throwers, the Niekros, the Wilhelms, the Hough's of the world, is that you need to throw the pitch as your single, primary weapon, IE all the time, or just once in a while to keep hitters off balance.
The Magical 300th Win
Niekro notched his 300th win with the Yankees, on the final day of the 1985 season. He hurled an 8-0 shutout over the Blue Jays, becoming the oldest pitcher (at 46) to throw a complete game shutout. He was also the first man to win his 300th game in a New York Yankees' uniform. Niekro relied on his fastball (somewhere in the mid-80s), curve and slider until the final batter, when he finally threw a knuckleball.
I'd love to see a knuckleballer in the Scott Sullivan role. I'm not sure Dickey is it, though.