quote by Ron Luciano

Like some cult religion that barely survives, there has always been at least one but rarely more than five or six devotees throwing the knuckleball in the big leagues . . . Not only can't pitchers control it, hitters can't hit it, catchers can't catch it, coaches can't coach it and most pitchers can't learn it. The perfect pitch.

— Ron Luciano

Most Powerful Knuckleballer quotations

It's (Phil Niekro's knuckleball) like watching Mario Andretti park a car.

The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it stops rolling and then pick it up.

You know, catching the knuckleball, it's like trying to catch a fly with a chopstick.

There aren't many hitters who like facing knuckleball pitchers.

They may not be intimidated by them, but they sure are thinking about them before they go into the box.

He (Hoyt Wilhelm) had the best knuckleball you'd ever want to see.

He knew where it was going when he threw it, but when he got two strikes on you, he'd break out one that even he didn't know where it was going.

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works.

It's a pitch you can extend your career with because it's less taxing on your body. It's like dog years, but in reverse. I feel like I'm 27 or 26 in knuckleball years!

I don't really feel much more confident than I did the last couple years.

I've always felt like I have a pretty good knuckleball. I worked hard to do that.?

My dad played for a coal-mining team in eastern Ohio;

he was a very good pitcher. If he hadn't hurt his arm, he probably would have got a shot somewhere. He hurt his arm one spring, didn't warm up good enough, couldn't throw a fastball anymore. Another coal miner taught him how to throw the knuckleball.

I couldn't throw a knuckleball if my life depended on it.

The #‎ knuckleball can be a metaphor of what it's like to let go.

Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox.

You don't catch the knuckleball, you defend against it.

Look for the seams (on a knuckleball) and then hit in-between them.

[A knuckleball is] a curve ball that doesn't give a damn.