The doc follows two players -- 37-year-old R.A. Dickey (New York Mets, now a 2012 All-Star) and 18-year veteran Tim Wakefield (now retired) -- chronicling their ups and downs during the 2011 season. The film also catches up with five living retired knuckleballers: Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough, Wilbur Wood, Jim Bouton and Tom Candiotti. All told, it's a compelling portrait of players whose unique pitch allowed them to make their mark. In this exclusive clip from the documentary, we see a handful of these players talk about how and why they first decided to throw a knuckleball, and for more than one, it was simply a way to stand out from a pack of guys all looking to get a coveted spot on the roster.
"Knuckleball" opens at the New York at the IFC Center on September 19th with filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg and R.A. Dickey doing Q&As opening weekend, and the film will also be available via VOD as well (click here for more info). Watch below.