Don't Blame the Knuckleballer II
More Baseball Legends, Myths, Stories, and TriviaBook - 2017
In "Don't Blame the Knuckleballer! Baseball Legends, Myths, and Stories," K.P. Wee looks at more than 30 obscure and forgotten tales told by ballplayers, coaches, and broadcasters throughout baseball history - and repeated by historians and bloggers - while mixing in a knuckleballing theme. For each tale, Wee asks, "Did this really happen?" or "Did they blame the right person?" Among the tales:* Did Joe Niekro really strike out the first five batters of a game in the very first inning? * Did Phil Niekro really make Floyd Robinson silly on a strikeout?* Did "Sunday Teddy" Lyons really pitch only on Sundays?* How did Tom Candiotti "botch" the Jeff Kent fantasy baseball story?* Did Pedro Martinez actually forget the details of his first big-league start and blame the wrong guy?* Did you know that Ted Williams had to face a knuckleballer on the next-to-last day of his historic 1941 season?* Was Mark Grace really on deck when Glenallen Hill hit his mammoth home run at Wrigley?