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A new take on why a knuckleball is so hard to hit

For a century of baseball, give or take, the conventional wisdom has been that knuckleballs are hard to hit because they flutter, wobble or zigzag on their way to the plate. But a new study indicates that knuckleballs stick to their trajectory nearly as closely as every other type of pitch. But several factors make the knuckleball unique — and uniquely difficult to hit.

(Source: The Washington Post, Via: Grant Brisbee, Baseball Nation)

A new take on why a knuckleball is so hard to hit

For a century of baseball, give or take, the conventional wisdom has been that knuckleballs are hard to hit because they flutter, wobble or zigzag on their way to the plate. But a new study indicates that knuckleballs stick to their trajectory nearly as closely as every other type of pitch. But several factors make the knuckleball unique — and uniquely difficult to hit.

(Source: The Washington Post, Via: Grant Brisbee, Baseball Nation)

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