• My Scores
  • NFL Draft
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • Golf
  • Tennis

GIF: Phil Niekro's insane top-to-bottom knuckler

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Courtesy of Josh Gold-Smith comes what follows, which is a Phil Niekro knuckleball that is the most 12-6 pitch in the history of 12-6 pitches ...

Ooof. Eephus pitch or knuckleball? Yes would be the answer. Rare is the pitch that cries out for the wide-angle lens!

Anyhow, crack Internet research reveals the hitter to almost certainly be Lou Thornton, the year to be 1985 and the game in question to be this one (four-hit shutout for Knucksie!).

Notice how Mr. Thornton momentarily loads his swing as he absorbs what is unfolding before him. I am absolutely going to feloniously assault the holy living snot, crap, viscera and essence out of this objectively stupid pitch, he is surely saying to himself.

Spoiler alert: He does not do as he intends.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

May 1, 2016
April 29, 2016
Dee Gordon's suspension
April 29, 2016
Dee Gordon PED suspension
April 29, 2016
Gordon suspended after testing positive for PEDs


Most Popular