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  1. Phil Niekro

    Phil Niekro SP

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  2. Random fun notes about brothers

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday night, B.J. Upton and little brother Justin Upton became just the second brother combo to hit back-to-back home runs, joining Hall of Famers Lloyd and Paul Waner, who did it on Sept. 15, 1938. Here are some notes about major league brother...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  3. Respect the knuckleballer

    Tim Kurkjian

    The question is being asked far too often for a pitcher who last season had as many quality starts (27) as the Rockies. And yet you hear it, with skepticism, wherever you go: How well will R.A. Dickey do this season? It is asked in part because he is...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  4. The best five-year pitching peaks

    David Schoenfield

    This is another follow-up to a debate that arose in a recent chat session: Which pitcher had the best five-year peak? With Sandy Koufax having spent time at Dodgers camp this spring it seems like a perfect time for a list, doesn't it? Well, I c...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  5. Mets morning briefing 9.20.12

    Adam Rubin

    Matt Harvey allowed a game-opening homer to Jimmy Rollins and did not surrender another hit in seven innings against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. But Josh Edgin surrendered a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth to Ryan Howard and the...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  6. View from Citi Field: Knuckleballers gather

    Adam Rubin

    Adam Rubin Phil Niekro shares a laugh with R.A. Dickey during batting practice at Citi Field. Fellow knuckleballer Tim Wakefield also was on hand, on the eve of the New York release of the documentary about the pitch....

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  7. R.A. Dickey discusses 'Knuckleball!' film

    Dan Friedell

    There have been plenty of baseball movies showcasing the various characters of our national pastime, from relief pitchers to home run hitters to minor-league catchers. Shoot, even general managers have had their time on the big screen. Now, one stori...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  8. Mets morning briefing 9.7.12

    Adam Rubin

    After a day off, the Mets open a six-game homestand Friday night. Chipper Jones visits Queens for the final time as a player this weekend. Jon Niese (10-8, 3.55 ERA) opposes Atlanta Braves left-hander Paul Maholm (11-9, 3.79) in Friday's 7 p.m. serie...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  9. It worked for R.A. Dickey, so why aren't other pitchers resurrect...

    Jim Caple

    His wondrous knuckleball breathed new life into R.A. Dickey's career. The real wonder is why other struggling pitchers aren't throwing it.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  10. Chief Noc-A-Homa still a Braves legend

    Doug Williams

    It's been 27 years since Levi Walker last dressed up as Chief Noc-A-Homa at Atlanta Braves games, but he knows he hasn't been forgotten. Like Hank Aaron's quick swing, the brashness of owner Ted Turner and the knuckleballs of Phil Niekro, the Chie...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Braves 8, Mets 7

    Adam Rubin

    WHAT IT MEANS: Bob Geren, managing after Terry Collins' ejection, asked Bobby Parnell to convert a five-out save, which included inheriting two runners in the eighth. Bobby Parnell #39 RP New York Mets 2012 STATS GM41 W2 L2 BB8 K35 ...

    Blog | July 14, 2012
  12. Mets morning briefing 7.8.12

    Adam Rubin

    Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Zack Wheeler will participate in his second Futures Game today. He was a participant in 2010 as well, while with the San Francisco Giants. Jordany Valdespin and Ike Davis homered, Dillon Gee matched a career high by tossin...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  13. New York Mets' R.A. Dickey is giving hope to aspiring knuckleball...

    Adam Rubin

    R.A. Dickey is dominating hitters and inspiring other knuckleballers.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  14. Chat wrap: Best pitches of all time?

    David Schoenfield

    The highlight of Tuesday's chat session: If you could have any combination of four pitches from history, which would you take? Nolan Ryan's fastball? Pedro Martinez's changeup? Steve Carlton's slider? Phil Niekro's knuckleball? We had fun with this i...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  15. Niekro on 'Knuckleball,' knuckleballs

    Adam Rubin

    Getty Images/US Presswire Phil Niekro and R.A. Dickey will be featured in the soon-to-be-screened documentary "Knuckleball." On April 21, the documentary "Knuckleball," which features R.A. Dickey and past knuckleballers, will be available to view a...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  16. Dickey mourns Wakefield, dying knuckler

    Adam Rubin

    US Presswire With the retirement of Tim Wakefield (right), R.A. Dickey (left) will be the lone knuckleballer in the majors in 2012. R.A. Dickey appreciated fellow knuckleballer Tim Wakefield mentioning him in the former Boston Red Sox pitcher's ret...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  17. Dickey gathers with knuckleballers

    Adam Rubin

    R.A. Dickey #43 SP New York Mets 2011 STATS GM33 W8 L13 BB54 K134 ERA3.28 R.A. Dickey just got the chance to spend time with three fellow knuckleballers -- Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough and Tim Wakefield -- at Lake Lanier Resort near Atlant...

    Blog | November 10, 2011