Knuckleball nagao
First Seen
Anime S1 - Episode 45
Notable Users
Pitchers Nagao Akira

The Knuckleball is a baseball pitch that not everyone can throw. It's a difficult pitch and difficult to catch hence, some catchers use large mitts specialized for knuckleballs.[1]


The ball is gripped with the fingertips, extending the fingers in the moment of release, to spin the ball in the opposite direction of a regular fastball. By doing so, the ball flies with zero rotation making it break in random directions.


Pitcher Description Image
Nagao Akira The only pitcher in the series to use the pitch. (see infobox)


  1. S1 - Episode 45