Rank 'Em: All-Time Knuckleballers

Created: March 3, 2010, 9:32 AM

Is Tim Wakefield the best ever?

How do you rank some of the best knuckleball pitchers of all time?

It took Tim Wakefield eight tries, but the 45-year-old knuckleballer finally picked up his 200th career win, not bad for a guy whose primary pitch barely trips the radar gun. Wakefield may be one of the last of his kind, but is he also the best?

While we wonder about the knuckleball's future, how do you rank eight of the men most famous for making it dance?


 
 
  • Tom Candiotti
    1983-99
    Brewers, Indians, Blue Jays, Dodgers, A's
    151-164, 3.73 ERA
    1,735 K, 2,725 IP
  • 1905-20
    White Sox, Red Sox, Tigers
    209-148, 2.38 ERA
    1,374 K, 3,226 IP
  • 1970-94
    Dodgers, Rangers, White Sox, Marlins
    216-216, 3.75 ERA
    2,362 K, 3,801.1 IP
  • 1923-46
    White Sox
    260-230, 3.67 ERA
    1,073 K, 4,161 IP
  • 1964-87
    Braves, Yankees, Indians
    318-274, 3.35 ERA
    3,342 K, 5,404 IP
  • 1992-present
    Pirates, Red Sox
    200-178, 4.41 ERA
    2,147 K, 3217.2 IP
  • 1952-72
    Giants, Cardinals, Indians, Orioles, White Sox, Angels, Braves, Cubs, Dodgers
    143-122, 2.52 ERA
    227 saves
    1,610 K, 2254.1 IP
  • 1961-78
    Red Sox, Pirates, White Sox
    164-156, 3.24 ERA
    1,411 K, 2684 IP