The Baseball Lab: Do Knuckleballs Really Move More Than Other Pitches?

Major League Baseball players often have a hard time hitting knuckleballs because they move much more than other pitches. But do they really?

“NESN Clubhouse” host Gary Striewski went to American University and learned how a knuckleball’s movement might actually be an optical illusion. You can learn about it, too, by watching the video above.

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