GIF: Phil Niekro's insane top-to-bottom knuckler
It's quite possible you've never seen a knuckleball quite like the one Phil Niekro threw one day in 1985.
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!
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.