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87 knots is about one-and-a-half times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
In other words, it's 1.5 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 0.67 times that amount.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
The average speed of major league knuckleball pitch is 59 knots. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
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