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New ESPN Documentary To Feature Tim Wakefield And His Beloved Knuckleball


Veteran Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield may have retired just a few weeks ago, but it won't take very long for his signature pitch to be immortalized on the silver screen.

ESPN recently announced that one of the films premiering during their upcoming Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival revolves around Wakefield and fellow knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets. According to the Boston Globe and Red Sox Life, the documentary will explore "the successes and struggles" of pitchers who make knuckleballs their signature.

The festival website features the following preview:

"This classic sports story recounts the trials and triumphs of two of the best known knuckleball pitchers in the MLB: Tim Wakefield, a Red Sox veteran who recently announced his retirement after 19 years, and R.A. Dickey, an up-and-comer with the Mets looking to make a name for himself. This energetic documentary from the directors of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work deconstructs the controversial and erratic knuckleball style."

The Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will take place April 18-29th in New York City. The documentary will air a few times throughout the festival, and will be paired with the other ESPN documentaries in a special "Sports Day" viewing on April 28th. Information about the festival can be found on the festival's website.