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Knuckleball! (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 18 September 2012 (USA)
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A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Wakefield ... Himself - Pitcher, Boston Red Sox
Dave Lennon Dave Lennon ... Himself - Sportswriter, Newsday (as David Lennon)
Jim Bouton Jim Bouton ... Himself - Knuckleball Pitcher 1962-70, 1978
Charles Hough Charles Hough ... Himself - Knuckleball Pitcher, 1970-1994 (as Charlie Hough)
Roger Angell Roger Angell ... Himself - Senior Editor, The New Yorker
Ben McGrath Ben McGrath ... Himself - Writer, The New Yorker
Tony Massarotti Tony Massarotti ... Himself - Radio Host, The Sports Hub
Ian Browne Ian Browne ... Himself - Writer, MLB.com
Roger Clemens Roger Clemens ... Roger Clemens (archive footage)
Cy Young Cy Young ... Himself - Major League Pitcher, 1890-1911 (archive footage)
R.A. Dickey ... Himself - Pitcher, N.Y. Mets
Anne Dickey Anne Dickey ... Herself - R.A.'s Wife
David Waldstein David Waldstein ... Himself - Reporter, New York Times
Brian Costa Brian Costa ... Himself - Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Wayne Coffey Wayne Coffey ... Himself - Writer, New York Daily News
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A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.

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To gain power you must first give up control.

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Documentary | Sport

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Not Rated
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English

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Hey Sandman
Written by Luther Russell
Performed by Los Federales
Published by Ungawa Music (ASCAP) and Fundamental Shoes Publishing (ASCAP)
By arrangement with Fundamental Music
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Great sports doc about baseball's true underdogs
26 April 2012 | by michael-palmer-nycSee all my reviews

Knuckleball tells the story of baseball pitchers Tim Wakefield of the Red Sox and R.A. Dickey of the Mets as they go through the travails of the 2011 Major League Baseball season. In the process, viewers gain insight into the mechanics, the lore, and the history of the fluxiest of baseball pitches.

Wakefield in particular comes across as a likable straight-shooter who developed this pitch to salvage his hopes of making it to and staying in the Bigs. Dickey follows in the footsteps of Wake, and seems poised to carry the torch for knucklers into the 21st century. With great interviews and insights from Charlie Hough, Phil Niekro, and Jim Bouton, we learn that knuckleball pitchers are a small, proud fraternity who pass their wisdom down the line to keep the art of the knuckleball alive in an age of flamethrowers and the need for speed.

The art and chaos of the pitch itself lends itself well to the big screen, and for baseball fans and for anyone who loves to root for the underdog, Knuckleball definitely delivers.


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