With Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield being one of the few knuckleballers out there, he doesn’t have many opportunities to teach his skill.
However in Japan, there’s 18-year old girl named Eri Yoshida who idolizes Wakefield. She taught herself how to throw the knuckler emulating Wakefield’s motion and style.
On Tuesday at Red Sox camp, Wakefield got a chance to watch his protégé throw and he came away impressed with her.
Watch Eri Yosada throw the knuckleball