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Arts Council offers a series of baseball films

The Carroll County Arts Council is presenting a series of baseball films just in time for postseason-baseball excitement, starting with a showing of "Knuckleball!" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. "Knuckleball!" is a documentary that follows the small band of pitchers in Major League Baseball that have dedicated their careers to throwing the knuckleball, a pitch purposefully devoid of spin that moves in unpredictable ways as it crosses the plate. The film focuses on pitchers Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey, the only knuckleball pitchers in the majors in 2011, and their successes and struggles with a form of pitching that has never been popular, but retains a certain mystique. On...

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