Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright throws the knuckleball, a slow pitch that has virtually no spin and moves erratically thereby confounding hitters.
Born in Torrance, California, Wright attended Valley View High School in Moreno Valley, California and the University of Hawaii before being drafted by the Cleveland Indians. While at Hawaii, Wright was named a second team All-American as a junior in 2006.
From 2007 to 2011, Wright utilized a 90-mph fastball as his primary pitch for his first three seasons of minor league baseball. He turned to his knuckler, a collective decision among Wright and the Indians in 2011. He was dealt to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Lars Anderson on July 31, 2012. He has pitched at the Major League level for the Sox since 2014.
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