Round 1: Steven Wright’s Knuckleball vs. Chris Sale’s Slider

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In the First Half GIF Tournament, Chris Sale went to the finals with a very similar “back-foot” Slider and he could be making the trip again after hitting Chris Denorfia on strike three. However, he has a big obstacle in his way in Steven Wright, who threw one of the very best Knuckleballs of the entire 2015 season in a trip to the Bronx. You’re cool Didi Gregorious, but there was no way you could have touched that pitch.


Steven Wright’s Knuckleball vs. Chris Sale’s Slider

Which was the better pitch? Vote to decide which pitch advances to the next round!

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Nick Pollack

Founder of both and Rotographs and Washington Post contributor and has worked with CBS Sports, Grantland, and SB Nation. Former pitching coach and Brandeis alum.