Tim Wakefield is about to start his 18th big league season as a pitcher. That’s damn impressive. However, these knuckleball types tend to stick around for a LOOONNNGGG time and it’s possible that Tim has a few decent innings left in the rubber arm of his.
That begs the questions: Who is your favorite knuckleballer? Wakefield has been one of the best in the business for the last decade. Before him, Phil and Joe Neikro were pretty good in their own right and Charlie Hough was no slouch either. The darkhorse in this race is Jose Canseco. Canseco threw for the Rangers in 1993 and ruined his arm, requiring surgery. While Canseco sucked, he provided us with some decent comedy with the knuckleball.