Chris Nowlin

  • The first time I was asked about the release of the knuckleball was when I was being grilled by a Cincinnati Reds cross-checker after a successful tryout. I was 22 and was about to graduate college. I just got […]

  • I’ve just finalized my contract for the 2018┬áseason with the Cleburne Railroaders in the American Association. Cleburne is a suburb of Fort Worth and is in the southwest portion of the Greater Dallas Area. And […]

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I can’t say there’s really one trick to it, but try this — wait to accelerate on both the fastball and the knuckleball. Have the patience to wait until the ball can be delivered to the target in a straight line. Fight the urge to accelerate when the ball is behind your head in the cocked positions and wait until the ball is out in front of you to…[Read more]

  • I get knuckleballers all over the world contacting me about the difficulty of the knuckleball. I think we’ve all been there. We’re out in the backyard and we want to show off our awesome pitch, but it just isn’t […]

  • Chris Nowlin posted an update 11 months ago

    Knuckleball Network — What’s the most difficult thing about the knuckleball? Is it consistency, throwing strikes, the mentality?

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    Joe, thanks for joining the Knuckleball Network. Are you coming to the ATL Clinic this February?

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    Thanks for the purchase, PJ. I understand the frustration with the knuckleball. Sometimes it can feel like you take two steps forward only to take one step back the next day.

    But the real advantage of the videos is that it takes all the guesswork out of the learning process. You don’t have to go chasing ideas that may or may not work in the long…[Read more]

  • RA Dickey’s had one helluva second half, but he didn’t get traded to a contender. The Braves hold an option on him. At 42, do you guys think he’ll continue playing on a bad team when he’s got 5 or 6 kids at home? Or do you think he’ll retire?

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hunter, thanks for joining the Knuckleball Network. Shreveport, huh? I used to play against the old Shreveport-Bossier Captains before they folded. Got any video of you throwing? I encourage you to post it here. If you click the “share” button on YouTube, choose “Embed” and it’ll give you a code. Post that code here and the video should play…[Read more]

    • That’s cool, I went to their games and played on that field in travel ball when I was a teenager. Right now I don’t have any videos, but I’ll be playing in Texarkana next week with national urban professional baseball league, might have some vids then. I’m a lefty knuckler.

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Running into any bias with the pitch? Also, I’ve seen some video of you throwing. How hard are you humming that thing? You are also getting a bit of recoil in your delivery which may cause some spin.

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    I will actually be in Munich at the end of the month for Oktoberfest. We should meet up! I’ll email you with more.

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Welcome to The Knuckleball Network. I’m hoping to really grow this social network to connect every knuckleballer in the country. A lefty knuckleballer? I’m jealous. I’ve only ever seen one other. He’s a college knuckler from Texas and I’m sure he’ll sign up here soon. What’s your name? Where are you from?

    • Hi Chris, I am Kade Hunkapiller from Venice FL, I played 2 years with State College of Florida Junior College and now transferred with a athletic scholarship to play for Lyon’s college in Batesville, AR. I am self taught and have been throwing the knuckle ball for about 6 years. Hopefully we can get the word out about Knuckleballer’s.

      • Running into any bias with the pitch? Also, I’ve seen some video of you throwing. How hard are you humming that thing? You are also getting a bit of recoil in your delivery which may cause some spin.

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Welcome to The Knuckleball Network. I’m hoping to really grow this social network to connect every knuckleballer in the country. What’s your name? Where are you from?

    • Hey Chris, Hi everyone,
      my name is Anselm and I throw the knuckleball here in Germany. I’m 28 and I’ve been playing baseball for something around 13 years now. My team is located in the Munich region, we don’t play professionally, since that’s not really possible here. But we do have league games almost every weekend.
      I’ve started throwing the…[Read more]

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Looks like Billy lives up in Quebec, about as far from San Diego as it gets. You can always look at other people’s profiles to see where they live.

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    I think you’ll be shocked at how many stories there are of knuckleball bias in the baseball world. Charlie Hough has even told me stories of being held back during his 24-year MLB career. Happens to all of us.

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    I’m down here in Los Angeles during the off-season and am always available for some lessons. Let me know if you’re ever down here and we’ll chuck some knucks!

    • My work brings me down there from time to time. School has started up again which makes it tough, but I will definitely try to make a trip down there with my son!

  • Chris Nowlin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    There are plenty that attend to the worldwide clinics. Sit tight, more will join this site.

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