Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Can't Predict Baseball: The Knuckleball Glove Is Born

On this day in 1960 the knuckleball glove is born for catchers as Orioles catcher Clint Courtney became the first backstop to use the glove. Manager Paul Richards came up with the 45 inch glove that helped knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm go the distance in a 3-2 win at Yankee Stadium over the Yankees. Wilhelm did not throw a single wild pitch or passed ball in the game, amazing.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)