The last knuckleballer to pitch for every AL team

12279721586_4fa69ca555_bWith R.A. Dickey being the only knuckleballer to likely have a spot in his team’s rotation for 2014, it kinda made me wonder when the last time each team had a knuckleballer pitch for them. Kinda surprised that, from what I could find, the Yankees haven’t had a true knuckleball pitcher since Joe Niekro. Also, R.A. Dickey tends to get around.

AL West:

  • Oakland — Steve Sparks (2003)
  • Anaheim — Steve Sparks (1998-99)
  • Texas — R.A. Dickey (2003-06)
  • Houston — Jared Fernandez (2003-04)
  • Seattle — R.A. Dickey (2008)

AL Central:

  • Chicago — Charlie Haeger (2006-07)
  • Kansas City — Terry Clark (1996)
  • Minnesota — R.A. Dickey (2009)
  • Detroit — Eddie Bonine (2008-10)
  • Cleveland — Tom Candiotti (1999)

AL East:

  • New York — Joe Niekro (1985-87)
  • Boston — Steven Wright (2013)
  • Baltimore — Danny Boone (1990)
  • Toronto — R.A. Dickey (2013-now)
  • Tampa Bay — Dennis Springer (1998)

Photo by James Venes.

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