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56 minutes ago, Chest-Rockwell said:


I sure do. Knoblauch acquired a nasty case of the yips later on in his career. Pretty much immediately upon becoming a member of the Yankees in 1998, Knoblauch began having fielding issues.

However, his yips on the short distance throw from the 2b position to 1b specifically heightened in the year 2000 when, rather infamously, Knoblauch voluntarily removed himself from a ballgame against my ChiSox in the 6th inning after having just committed his THIRD throwing error of the contest.

It was pretty much lights out after that for Chuck. His career fizzled out pretty quickly shortly thereafter, as he was out of baseball entirely upon conclusion of the 2002 season, wrapping things up with a nondescript 80 game stint with the lowly Kansas City Royals.

He's one of the very few Yankees I've ever really felt sorry for.  That was sad to watch unfold.  Worst case of the yips I've ever seen

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2 hours ago, Chest-Rockwell said:


I sure do. Knoblauch acquired a nasty case of the yips later on in his career. Pretty much immediately upon becoming a member of the Yankees in 1998, Knoblauch began having fielding issues.

However, his yips on the short distance throw from the 2b position to 1b specifically heightened in the year 2000 when, rather infamously, Knoblauch voluntarily removed himself from a ballgame against my ChiSox in the 6th inning after having just committed his THIRD throwing error of the contest.

It was pretty much lights out after that for Chuck. His career fizzled out pretty quickly shortly thereafter, as he was out of baseball entirely upon conclusion of the 2002 season, wrapping things up with a nondescript 80 game stint with the lowly Kansas City Royals.

 

Man, it is crazy to look at Chuck Knoblauch's fangraphs page.  He went from +10.6, 12.5 & 18.8 to -13.2, 11 & 9.2 defensive rating.  And he was only 30 when that happened.  I wonder if there's ever been a guy with that drastic of a drop in defense without age or injury really being a factor.

Looking back, he was really, really good for the Twins.  3 straight years of over 6 fWAR.

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17 hours ago, WahooManiac said:

He's one of the very few Yankees I've ever really felt sorry for.  That was sad to watch unfold.  Worst case of the yips I've ever seen

MY softball team that yr and was always giving each other a hard time on errors we all made throwing. WE go damn you knob launched that one LOL . Amazing how this happens to player Remember Steve Blass and R Ankiel had this happen to them too pitching.

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