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A Knuckleballer's Journey To The All-Star Game

Currently in his first full season in an MLB rotation, 31-year-old knuckleballer Steven Wright is headed to the All-Star Game. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Currently in his first full season in an MLB rotation, 31-year-old knuckleballer Steven Wright is headed to the All-Star Game. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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(Due to a scheduling issue, this segment did not end up airing on July 12 as planned.)

Tonight in San Diego, Major League Baseball holds its 87th All-Star game. Among the pitchers named to the American League team is Steven Wright of the Boston Red Sox.

Only a few years ago, Wright was ready to leave the sport. But he developed a knuckleball and found a niche that helped take him to the Midsummer Classic. Martin Kessler from NPR's Only A Game reports.

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Martin Kessler, producer for NPR's Only A Game. He tweets @MartinKessler91.

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