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Do batters perform worse after facing a knuckleball pitcher?

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If so, for how long?  Everyone's always talking about how knuckleballs mess up batter's swing and timing as if it takes multiple days to come back from.  Has their been any sabermetric work done to prove this?
asked Jun 25, 2012 in Sabermetrics by josh01632 (14 points)

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answered Jun 27, 2012 by williams .482 (46 points)

A noteworthy quote from above:

"“I never worry about it. I just take my three swings and go sit on the bench. I’m afraid if I ever think about hitting it, I’ll mess up my swing for life.” - Dick Allen"