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ZombieRob
04-10-2013, 12:21 AM
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From acclaimed filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback; Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work) this heartfelt, funny and deeply engaging film delves into the legendary subculture of the knuckleball and the brotherhood of men who share the drive, imagination and humility to throw baseball's slowest, most disrespected pitch.

Filmed with exclusive footage shot throughout the 2011 season, Knuckleball! follows 37 year-old R.A. Dickey (New York Mets and 2012 All-Star) and 18-year veteran Tim Wakefield, formerly the oldest player in the major leagues and an icon of the Boston Red Sox, detailing their personal and professional triumphs of the season while exploring the bond between them and their only allies, the five living retired knuckleballers - Charlie Hough, Wilbur Wood, Jim Bouton, Tom Candiotti, and Hall of Famer Phil Niekro. Knuckleball! is the story of these extraordinary men, and the sacrifices they made to a pitch that would come to define their lives.



This is a nice film especially if you area knuckleball fan as I am. Some very good interviews and so on. Recommend big time

Lip Man 1
04-10-2013, 12:33 AM
According to retrosheet.com Eddie Fisher is still alive, threw the knuckleball almost exclusively and made the All Star team with the Sox in 1965.

Looks like they might have missed someone.

Lip

pythons007
04-10-2013, 11:08 AM
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From acclaimed filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback; Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work) this heartfelt, funny and deeply engaging film delves into the legendary subculture of the knuckleball and the brotherhood of men who share the drive, imagination and humility to throw baseball's slowest, most disrespected pitch.

Filmed with exclusive footage shot throughout the 2011 season, Knuckleball! follows 37 year-old R.A. Dickey (New York Mets and 2012 All-Star) and 18-year veteran Tim Wakefield, formerly the oldest player in the major leagues and an icon of the Boston Red Sox, detailing their personal and professional triumphs of the season while exploring the bond between them and their only allies, the five living retired knuckleballers - Charlie Hough, Wilbur Wood, Jim Bouton, Tom Candiotti, and Hall of Famer Phil Niekro. Knuckleball! is the story of these extraordinary men, and the sacrifices they made to a pitch that would come to define their lives.



This is a nice film especially if you area knuckleball fan as I am. Some very good interviews and so on. Recommend big time


Is this a 30 for 30? When is going to be available? I'm interested!

Lip Man 1
04-10-2013, 12:24 PM
I'm interested to see if they have used game footage of Wilbur in it.

Lip

FielderJones
04-10-2013, 12:25 PM
Is this a 30 for 30? When is going to be available? I'm interested!

Not a 30 for 30. Looks like it's available online (http://www.knuckleballmovie.com/see-knuckleball.html).

WLL1855
04-10-2013, 11:01 PM
Not a 30 for 30. Looks like it's available online (http://www.knuckleballmovie.com/see-knuckleball.html).

Kudos if this is available to the general public online. I'll have to give it a watch.

On a side note, were there a lot of lefty knucklers? Wilbur is the only one that comes to mind.