R.A. Dickey's knuckleball legacy

Mets righty dominates hitters and inspires those who throw increasingly rare pitch

Updated: June 24, 2012, 5:37 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Steven Wright's three-year quest to get knuckleball tips directly from New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey finally materialized during spring training through a chance encounter.

Wright, a minor league pitcher with the Cleveland Indians, was playing alone at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz., where his wife, Shannon, works, after having returned from winter ball, when he met another solo golfer and struck up a conversation. That man, Kirby Arnold, a retired sportswriter ...

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