Knuckles Malone

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Knuckles Malone
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Toronto Nomads— No. 98
Pitcher
Born: (1989-09-06) September 6, 1989 (age 29)
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Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Bull League statistics
(through 2016)
ERA 1.46
Wins 10
Losses 4
IP 148.0
K 177


Knuckles Malone is an American professional baseball pitcher who plays for the Toronto Nomads in the Bull League's Lake League (LL). He made his major-level debut in 2015, joining the Nomads as an amateur free agent.

He won the LL Rookie of the Year Award in his rookie year, and is a two-time All-Star player.

Team History

Toronto Ducks/Nomads:2015-Present

Knuckles Malone was signed as an amateur free agent in June of 2015, mainly on his reputation as a solid knuckleball pitcher. The team was unsure of his abilities at the pro level, and signed him to just a one-year contract initially, worth $7.5 million.

After a successful first season, in which he won the LL Rookie of the Year Award after going 7-4, with a 1.80 ERA, and allowing just 82 hits over 120.1 innings, he was quickly signed to a 2 year extension.[1]

He was named to the LL All-Star team in his first two seasons, but could not play in 2016 due to an injury he suffered in late June, when he was diagnosed with a torn meniscus.

At the end of 2016, he signed a whopping 9-year contract extension worth nearly $225 million.[2]

Career Highlights

Malone earned his first complete game shutout against Battle Creek Attack on June 25, 2015, allowing just 4 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 15 batters. He shut out Battle Creek again on August 25, 2015. He finished 2015 with four complete game shutouts, tying a Bull League single season record.[3]

He had three more shutouts in 2016 before becoming injured in June, missing the rest of the season.

Knuckles Malone was the starting pitcher for the 2017 LL All-Stars
In 2017, he was the starting pitcher for the Lake League All-Stars[4], where he went 1.0 innings, allowing one walk and striking out two batters.

References

  1. P Knuckles Malone #98. BNN. [1]. Accessed: 3 December 2016.
  2. Superstar SP Inks Deal with Ducks. Bull Baseball News website. http://bullleague.org/league-news/superstar-sp-inks-deal-with-ducks/. 30 October 2016. Accessed: 30 June 2017.
  3. History Leaderboards. BNN. [2]. Accessed: 3 December 2016.
  4. Rosters Announced for All-Star Game. Bull Baseball League website. http://bullleague.org/highlights/rosters-announced-for-all-star-game/. 7 July 2017. Accessed: 17 July 2017.