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Minnie Me
05-10-2006, 08:47 AM
The White Sox have a great history of some pretty good knucklers. Here are some that come to mind. Did I miss any?

Eddie Cicotte
Hoyt Wilhelm
Eddie Fisher
Wilbur Wood
Charlie Hough

Evman5
05-10-2006, 09:16 AM
...Haegar?

Jjav829
05-10-2006, 11:28 AM
The White Sox have a great history of some pretty good knucklers. Here are some that come to mind. Did I miss any?

Eddie Cicotte
Hoyt Wilhelm
Eddie Fisher
Wilbur Wood
Charlie Hough

Frank Thomas.

Lip Man 1
05-10-2006, 11:31 AM
Early Wynn also threw the knuckleball although that wasn't his main pitch.

Lip

johnr1note
05-10-2006, 11:45 AM
In today's Cubune, Bob Vanderbeg lists the following as White Sox knuckleball pitchers:

Ed Cicotte (he claimed to have INVENTED the pitch)
Ted Lyons (only began throwing the pitch late in his career)
Gene Bearden (20 game winner for the Tribe in 48, 3-3 w/Sox in 53)
Paul LaPalme (56-57, effective in 56, lots of HRs in 57)
Gerry Staley (relief ace of 59 champs, threw more sinkers than knuckles)
Early Wynn (relied on knuckler early in career, rarely threw it for Sox)
Eddie Fisher (relief ace of the mid 60s)
Hoyt Wilhelm ("the Doctor")
Wibur Wood (mainstay of the early 70s)
Charlie Hough (pitched for the Sox when he was 43 & 44 yrs old, then played two more years for Florida!)

And now, of course, the young Mr. Haeger.

Baby Fisk
05-10-2006, 11:48 AM
In today's Cubune, Bob Vanderbeg lists the following as White Sox knuckleball pitchers:

Ed Cicotte (he claimed to have INVENTED the pitch)
Ted Lyons (only began throwing the pitch late in his career)
Gene Bearden (20 game winner for the Tribe in 48, 3-3 w/Sox in 53)
Paul LaPalme (56-57, effective in 56, lots of HRs in 57)
Gerry Staley (relief ace of 59 champs, threw more sinkers than knuckles)
Early Wynn (relied on knuckler early in career, rarely threw it for Sox)
Eddie Fisher (relief ace of the mid 60s)
Hoyt Wilhelm ("the Doctor")
Wibur Wood (mainstay of the early 70s)
Charlie Hough (pitched for the Sox when he was 43 & 44 yrs old, then played two more years for Florida!)

And now, of course, the young Mr. Haeger.

That's some pretty select company.

Knuckleballer history question. Over the years, many knuckleballers have worn the number 49. Why is this?

wilburaga
05-10-2006, 11:59 AM
Tribute to the Good Doctor.


W

Minnie Me
05-10-2006, 12:15 PM
That's some pretty select company.

Knuckleballer history question. Over the years, many knuckleballers have worn the number 49. Why is this?

Four plus nine equals (thirteen) which is lucky.

Also I think Satchel Paige had a knuckle ball.

johnr1note
05-10-2006, 01:17 PM
Also I think Satchel Paige had a knuckle ball.

Paige never played for the White Sox.

chisoxfanatic
05-10-2006, 01:22 PM
...Haegar?

We'll have to see how he panns out before putting him on that list.

Minnie Me
05-10-2006, 01:57 PM
Paige never played for the White Sox.

Your right he pitched against the Sox in 1965, at old comisky thats what I remember. Or maybe it was minnie minoso batting, it was some old guy anyway.

StockdaleForVeep
05-10-2006, 02:01 PM
Should haegar become a stud and get some player of the games, maybe we can design a knuckle ball tag picture of him, like instead of scrolling, it just dances across the page

Ol' No. 2
05-10-2006, 02:08 PM
Your right he pitched against the Sox in 1965, at old comisky thats what I remember. Or maybe it was minnie minoso batting, it was some old guy anyway.:mg:

itsnotrequired
05-10-2006, 02:30 PM
:mg:

Glad to see Minnie Me is back.:redneck

Minnie Me
05-10-2006, 02:53 PM
Glad to see Minnie Me is back.:redneck

Thank you for your appreciation.
Its been painful but I've been learning the Muddy Ruel of the boards. Muddy was one of the few Major Leaugers ever to hold a law degree, and I've sure could have used his help.

itsnotrequired
05-10-2006, 03:00 PM
Thank you for your appreciation.
Its been painful but I've been learning the Muddy Ruel of the boards. Muddy was one of the few Major Leaugers ever to hold a law degree, and I've sure could have used his help.

You had me at "I woke up this morning feeling like Pablo."

:hug:

Minnie Me
05-10-2006, 03:05 PM
You had me at "I woke up this morning feeling like Pablo."

:hug:

I used to wake up feeling like Paco, but

HE GONE

itsnotrequired
05-10-2006, 03:07 PM
I used to wake up feeling like Paco, but

HE GONE

Where has he gone to?

:?:

Minnie Me
05-10-2006, 03:18 PM
Where has he gone to?

:?:

Last seen as a roving instructor for the Brewers. One reason the Brew Crew leads all of the Majors in Roving this year.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-10-2006, 04:36 PM
In today's Cubune, Bob Vanderbeg lists the following as White Sox knuckleball pitchers:

Ed Cicotte (he claimed to have INVENTED the pitch)


He is widely considered the father of the knuckleball in MLB. He is also one mother ****er for fixing the 1919 World Series.

Here is a website with all the knuckleball pitchers in MLB history:

http://www.oddball-mall.com/knuckleball/list.htm

HomeFish
05-10-2006, 04:47 PM
Doesn't Jenks have a knuckleball that he never uses?

I remember during the ALDS when we were preparing for Wakefield, somebody mentioned that.

nedlug
05-10-2006, 04:49 PM
Doesn't Jenks have a knuckleball that he never uses?

I remember during the ALDS when we were preparing for Wakefield, somebody mentioned that.

Wow, how brutal would that be?

Sox of White
05-10-2006, 04:55 PM
Wow, how brutal would that be?

Jenks throws a 85 mile an hour knuckle! Look at that baby dance.

soxfan1965
05-10-2006, 06:32 PM
In today's Cubune, Bob Vanderbeg lists the following as White Sox knuckleball pitchers:

Ed Cicotte (he claimed to have INVENTED the pitch)
Ted Lyons (only began throwing the pitch late in his career)
Gene Bearden (20 game winner for the Tribe in 48, 3-3 w/Sox in 53)
Paul LaPalme (56-57, effective in 56, lots of HRs in 57)
Gerry Staley (relief ace of 59 champs, threw more sinkers than knuckles)
Early Wynn (relied on knuckler early in career, rarely threw it for Sox)
Eddie Fisher (relief ace of the mid 60s)
Hoyt Wilhelm ("the Doctor")
Wilbur Wood (mainstay of the early 70s)
Charlie Hough (pitched for the Sox when he was 43 & 44 yrs old, then played two more years for Florida!)

And now, of course, the young Mr. Haeger.
In light of this great knuckleball tradition of the White Sox, especially if Mr Haeger succeeds, I think the fans would appreciate a space at the Cell for a mini knuckball museum, "Dr Wilhelm Museum of Knuckleball History" or something like that. With special mention of Phil and Joe Niekro, Tim Wakefield and Tom Candiotti. Maybe that special oversize pancake catcher's mitt that Paul Richards (is this correct??) developed for Sox knuckleballers would be a good "museum" piece if it still exists, or at least a picture of it.