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Forty-four year-old Boston Red Sox hurler Tim Wakefield is the master of baseball's most baffling pitch: the knuckler. This unpredictable twister is so mercurial that the veteran right-hander has his own personal catcher who handles his zigzagging pitches with a large first baseman's mitt. As this fascinating memoir shows, Wakefield wasn't born to be a knuckleballer; in fact, he took up the pitch only as a last-ditch attempt to find a niche in a major league baseball. That desperate measure accomplished wonders: Wakefield has two World Series rings and has more victories and innings pitched than any other Red Sox pitcher in history. (Take that, Roger Clemens and Cy Young!) One more thing: This delightfully unconventional autobiography was written by the player honored last year with the Roberto Clemente Award for his selfless charitable work.