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Madison’s Ben Morken shows off his knuckleball grip with a pitch to Morris during the Division II, District 7 loser’s bracket final on Friday in Montevideo. Tribune photo by Tom Larson

Morken knuckles down

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In the acclaimed 2012 documentary “Knuckleball!”, longtime Boston Red Sox knuckler Tim Wakefield contemplated his 19-year career and 2011 retirement and said that R.A. Dickey, now with Toronto, would have to carry the torch as Major League Baseball’s lone knuckleball pitcher until another came along to keep the quirky, century-old tradition alive.


Is Ben Morken that man?

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Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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