Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield gave 2004 Boston Red Sox plenty of flutters

"Wake" throwing his knuckler in a 2006 battle at Baltimore. By Waldo Jaquith on Flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

“Wake” throwing his knuckler in a 2006 battle at Baltimore. By Waldo Jaquith on Flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Although he didn’t sparkle in the ’04 World Series, Tim Wakefield supplied Boston with a dozen victories prior to the Fall Classic. 

He did it all with one mystical pitch.  

Here’s one of his starring moments (including some slow-motion artistry) from the 2012 documentary, Knuckleball:

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