Recent Examples of knuckleball from the Web
That’s not ideal, exactly; the best knuckleballs often zig and zag away from the mitt.
Franco missed on an R.A. Dickey knuckleball - a pitch that fooled the Phillies all night in a 3-1 loss to the Braves - and his bat went flying.
Cleveland, Baltimore, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Toronto all have no-hitters in their histories, yet none since the Charlie Hough threw his first knuckleball at Joe Robbie Stadium in 1993. Marlins leading 10-2 in 9th.
Dickey (3-2) struggled to control his knuckleball but allowed only three runs and four hits in six innings.
Then a scout named Goldie Holt showed him how to throw a knuckleball.
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KNUCKLEBALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of knuckleball for English Language Learners
baseball : a pitch that is thrown with very little spin by holding the ball with the knuckles or fingertips
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